hackathon

How a hackathon can transform your community

Hack the Stacks
What started as an uphill battle in Burlington, Vermont on the National Day of Civic Hacking in June 2013, transversed into an understanding between...Read more

Hacking on health: open source for the rare disease community

open source health
Rare diseases are defined as as those afflicting populations of fewer than 200,000 patients , or about 1 in 1,500 people. There are about 7,000 rare...Read more

Got Code? App Challenge

Citizen participation
"Got code?" is the theme of the Alameda County Apps Challenge 2013.1, the second in a series of unique day-long events designed to challenge the...Read more

Fix a bug every 8.7 minutes

bugs
With almost 30 years of active development under its belt, BRL-CAD is believed to be the second oldest open source codebase in the world that’s still...Read more

How to organize an education hackathon

open education resources
On February 23, I participated in my first hackathon event; not a coding event as typical of computer programmers, but an education hackathon—a "...Read more

Bring openness to your local government with Code Across America

Code Across America
Code Across America is scheduled for February 22-24. It will be a weekend of community building and moving the needle for more openness in local...Read more

One-day of innovation for Colorado municipal governments and community organizations

Citizen participation
Open Colorado is announcing the third annual CityCamp Colorado unconference scheduled for Friday, October 26, 2012. The unconference will bring...Read more

Accelerating innovation for the city of San Francisco

Accelerating innovation for the city of San Francisco
(Mary Anne Masterson and Jay Nath co-authored this article.) The San Francisco Mayor's Office of Innovation recently piloted an "unhackathon" which...Read more