National Day of Civic Hacking Kicks Off This Friday, June 5

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Local Groups Join Forces for San Diego’s Participation in Coast-to-Coast Civic Engagement Event Attracting Thousands

HackForChange2015-StickerKids, parents, programmers and public officials come together to ‘build a better San Diego’ as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. The co-alition of organizing groups is led by Open San Diego, a Brigade Chapter of Code for America, the group coordinating the national efforts. Activities will take place at four diferent sites in three different neighborhoods. There will be something to do for anyone interested in presentations and hands-on experiences aimed at making the lives of San Diegans better.

A civic hack will take place in southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods during the Urban Collaborative Project’s Taste of the 4 Corners:

Friday, June 5
5 – 7 pm
Southwest Corner of Imperial Avenue and Euclid Avenue

Come experience good food from local food trucks and connect with your neighbors! During this time the Jacobs Center will be implementing their civic hack of a roaming community radio station. You may be asked what you love about your neighborhood and your ideas how to make it better! All are welcome to attend this FREE event. Register here to participate or just show up with your ideas!
The conversations collected as part of the community radio station hack will be available on the Train of Thought Podcast the next morning, Saturday, June 6. You can listen here.

National Day of Civic Hacking continues Saturday, June 6 from 10 am – 4 pm. To find out where and when other civic hacks will be taking place and to register to participate click here. Follow the action on social media using #HackforChange.


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