If you’ve ever wanted to work on a civic project, here’s your chance: we’re bringing back a monthly Civic Hack Night! Be sure to RSVP here. We’ll post a list of projects in progress shortly.
The first ever LiteracyHack took place at the Central Houston Public Library on June 6th, 2014. After working for four hours, eight teams in total presented their ideas to help the Houston Center for Literacy with its mission and projects.
We’re here at the Houston Public Library for LiteracyHack, a hackathon to raise awareness of literacy in Harris County. Sponsored by the Houston Center for Literacy, this hack has 8 teams working on a variety of projects.
We’re about halfway through the Houston Hackathon, and we’ve got a ton of interesting projects. I missed about seven or eight teams because they left for the day. But the folks grinding into the night are coming up with some great ideas. Come down to the Houston Technology Center tomorrow (Sunday) at 1230p to hear the final version. Here’s what we have so far:
Check out Bruce Haupt’s article in Chengdu Living about open data in China. It’s a great overview of open data, how China fares globally, and how to get more people involved.
Back in October, I was in San Francisco for the Code for America summit. It was an inspiring trip, with civic hackers from around the world converging to share stories about technology and community development. Of course, the best stories travel over beers. That’s exactly how Rebekah Monson told me about the writeathon she organized in Miami. Right away, I wanted to try it in Houston.