Just launched our registration form using Eventbrite. Whether you are wanting to code, observe, volunteer or are one of our sponsor’s, please be sure to register. You will find our schedule, prize information, how to start building your ideal team, and what the judging criteria will be for the awards. We have a limited number of tickets, so be sure to register early by visiting http://longmonthackathon.eventbrite.com/.
HACKATHON: A hackathon is a gathering of developers to collaboratively build software. They typically last between 24 and 48 hours, although shorter meetings are also possible.
~ From O’Reilly’s Civic Apps Competition Handbook
This is a great short video that provides an overview of what happens at a typical Civic Hackathon Event. Rachel Sterne, Chief Digital Officer, City of New York, explains their first ever New York Hackathon.
Kevin Curry, program director for Code for America Brigade, discusses how designers and developer are joining the civic technology movement across America.
On Tuesday, January 8, 2013, city staff will be announcing the first ever Longmont Hackathon event during this City Council meeting.
If you cannot make it in person, you can watch our City Council Meeting via LongmontChannel8’s Live Streaming option at http://www.longmontchannel.com/. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. (MST) in the City Council Chambers, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501.
We are seeking project ideas that will help to create better interfaces to our city government by utilizing the open data sets and provide these ideas to the developers who will be attending.
Details will be posted here on this site as we continue to organize this event.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please register to volunteer.
If you’re interested in participating in the event, please register to participate.