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Call for Local Challenges for San Francisco Day of Civic Hacking at SF State 2015!

Interested in framing a challenge for the community to work on?


Submit your local challenge



Resilience & Equity


A good challenge:

Is related to an ongoing problem which your organization works on.
Has context and is relevant to the community.
Has an understandable impact. How many people would benefit if the problem was solved? Which organization(s) would use the solution?
Has data. What data would help solve this problem? Is it publicly available?
Can be owned by a person or organization with relevant expertise.

Examples of Previous challenges:

  • Helping Peace Corps Volunteers map the natural, infrastructure, and skill resources within their communities.
  • Linking Patients to the Medical Supplies and Services They Need, When They Need Them
  • A Different Path for Teen Mothers

About National Day of Civic Hacking (

National Day of Civic Hacking is an international event that will take place June 6-7, 2015, in cities around the world. The event will bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to improve our communities and the governments that serve them.  Anyone can participate; you don’t have to be an expert in technology, you just have to care about your neighborhood and community.


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