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National Day of Civic Hacking Aims To Improve Communities

The first annual National Day of Civic Hacking was celebrated on June 1 and 2. This is a day where “citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs from all over the nation gather to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code, and technology to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, our cities, our states and our country.” [1] It is open to citizens anywhere in the US and at least 90 different activities were planned for the day throughout the country. Some of these events included blockparties, hackathons, meetups and more.