ATX Hack for Change Coming May 31-June 1: Austin's Largest Social Good Hackathon!

Written by Tammy Lynn Gilmore | Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014

ATX Hack for Change is Scheduled May 31-June 1

In January of 2013, St. Edward’s University joined forces with Open Austin to produce the ATX Hackathon for Change 2013. Answering the White House's call for a National Day of Civic Hacking, several of the projects completed at the 2013 Austin event have enjoyed further development and their impact continues to resonate across the city today. The transformative work done by one team of hackers for local food rescue non-profit Keep Austin Fed was even recognized at the Champions of Change White House event in July 2013!!

Join us May 31 - June 1 for Austin's second annual National Day of Civic Hacking, benefitting local nonprofits and civic organizations. Austin-based civic and social innovation leaders will present hack-ready pitches for the tools they need to fulfill their mission as agents of change. To be part of this important event, all that you have to do is choose a challenge that fits your skill set, passions, and curiosity. Projects address a wide variety of social and civic issues: everything from public transit to feeding the hungry, from helping protect the environment to promoting government transparency.

Are you a programmer, designer, developer, data wrangler, CIS professional, UX designer, information architect, copywriter, or general tech enthusiast? Let us connect you with with non-profits, government agencies, and civic leaders from your community for a weekend of action-packed, high-energy hacking, snacking, and good will. Over 70 cities will be hacking at the same time, so pitch in for Austin and register at today!

While you hack away for the public good, enjoy delicious, locally sourced meals and snacks, as well as the chance to win raffle prizes every day. Let’s roll up our sleeves and do some good!