The Houston Writeathon is coming soon! On February 22, a bunch of writers, designers, and data nerds are coming together to improve public sector communication. You can RSVP here (it”s free). This post should give you a little more information about the format of the event, and projects you can work on.

Unlike a typical hackathon, the Houston Writeathon is only going to last about 6 hours. So it”s especially important to come to the event with a project in mind. Luckily, we”ve got projects to spare (see below).

The doors swing open at 10 a.m. Come in, grab a notebook, and get settled. At 10:30 a.m., we”ll have a few introductory words, then we”ll get to work.  If you get hungry, stroll across the courtyard to Eatsie Boys and let “em know you”re a writeathon participant (and take 15% off).

If you”re into data visualizations or infographics, here are some tools that you can use:

You can work your own ideas, or you can pick from this growing list of sample projects:

We will keep adding to this list as the event approaches, so be sure to check back.