The first Code for Princeton Civic Hackathon is being held Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, at Princeton Public Library. The event will bring together local government, technologists, designers, community members and others to find innovative solutions to a variety of problems in the community.
Part of the June 6 National Day of Civic Hacking organized by Code for America, Princeton’s Hackathon is a collaboration between Code for Princeton, the town of Princeton, and the library,
Using publicly-released data, technology and design processes, participants in the Princeton Civic Hackathon will collaborate on projects in areas including: renewable and sustainable energy; politics and elections; volunteerism and civic participation, environmental and geospatial data; and cycling and transportation.
All are welcome to participate in the Hackathon, and expertise in technology is not required. Space is limited, however, and participants must register through codeforprinceton.org.
Mike Swift, founder of Major League Hacking, will be the keynote speaker to kick off the hackathon.
The Code for Princeton Hackathon will begin at noon on June 6 with a coffee hour and team formation and continue through midnight. Hacking will resume at 8 a.m. Sunday with submissions due at 11 a.m. Prizes will be announced at noon.
On Saturday, programming classes for children include My Robotic Friends for grades 1-5 at 1:30 p.m. and Scratch Programming for grades 6-8 at 3 p.m. Registration for the classes is not required.
The Hackathon will also include space for hardware aficionados. See codeforprinceton.org for updates on workshops, speakers and other events as they become available.