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Gainesville Supports National Day of Civic Hacking

5/29/2014

The second annual National Day of Civic Hacking takes place May 31-June 1, 2014 in more than 100 communities around the world. The international event will once again bring together technologists, entrepreneurs, developers and other citizens to improve our communities and the governments that serve them.

Interested parties can virtually participate in this event by using dataGNV, Gainesville’s open data portal, to build an application that solves a local problem or improves the efficiency of delivering city services. Participants are welcome to be creative or use one of staff’s project ideas from Hoggetowne Hack, Gainesville’s first public hackathon. Please share your projects to benefit of the community via Gainesville's LocalWiki.

To participate in a national challenge visit http://hackforchange.org/challenges/.

openGNV, Gainesville’s government 2.0 initiative, aims to establish an infrastructure that improves access to city data and fosters citizen engagement. openGNV ushers in a new era of open and accountable government meant to bridge the gap between Gainesville residents and their government. The first step in this initiative was the launch of dataGNV, Gainesville’s open data portal, in December 2013.