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Inviting Local Governments & NonProfits to Submit Project Proposals for NDCH 2018!

National Day of Civic Hacking, on August 11, is an annual nationwide event hosted by Code for America that brings together volunteer civic technologists with local government, and community agencies and organizations to work together on 21st century solutions to organizational and government services challenges.

This year, we’re inviting local city and county governments, and area service organizations to to submit project ideas for the event. We’ll select projects that:

  • Have clear objectives including how the project will improve services or support for citizens, and/or can show cost savings to communities;
  • Can provide the necessary APIs and other relevant data and information volunteers will need to create solutions and;
  • Commit an agency “champion” to the project who will work directly with NDCH teams before and at the event to help them provide the solution the agency is looking for.
  • To have your project considered for Code for Tampa Bay’s 2018 National Day of Civic Hacking event(s) – we hope to hold one Hack for Change event in Pinellas and one in Hillsborough – Please complete our NDCH website form by June 22. Selected projects will be announced by July 2

    New St. Petersburg Code for Tampa Bay Monthly Meetup Starting May 21

    We’re super excited to announce a second opportunity for those interested in exploring civic technology to be part of Code for Tampa Bay Brigade, as we head over the Bay to host a 2nd monthly Code for Tampa Bay Brigade Meetup, in St. Petersburg! Starting Monday, May 21, we’ll be hosting a Pinellas County Meetup at TEC Garage, on the 3rd Monday of each month. Many thanks to TEC Garage for being such supportive and gracious hosts!

    At this inaugural Pinellas meeting, we’ll check out local civic tech opportunities, and start getting organized for a Pinellas County National Day of Civic Hacking event.

    TEC Garage is located inside the downtown building of St. Petersburg College at 244 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. When you enter through the main doors of the college, TEC Garage is straight ahead, just past the Student Services counter.

    There is metered parking in front of the building and on the side streets (2nd St. N. and 3rd St. N.) There is a parking garage on 2nd Street N., around the corner at Sundial/MidCore Parking Garage, which costs only $1 after 5pm. The entrance to the garage is at 117 2nd Street North. (They take cash or checks only).

    Further information on parking in downtown St Petersburg can be found at http://www.stpete.org/visiting_the_city/where_to_park.php

    We’ll have light foods and refreshments. Please RSVP at our Meetup page so we have a reasonable headcount for munchies.

    About Code for Tampa Bay
    Code for Tampa Bay Brigade is an affiliate of Code for America, and part of an international network of people committed to using their voices and hands, in collaboration with local governments, to make their cities better. Code for Tampa Bay Brigade helps build participatory power in their cities by holding regular civic hack nights and events, advocating for open data, and deploying apps. Brigades celebrate and share their successes with the Brigade network to further the global civic innovation movement. If you’d like to be in our Slack workspace, please send your request to Terri@FFCDI.org and if you’d like access to the GitHub repository, please email Chris at CLWillingham@gmail.com .

    Code for Tampa Bay Brigade abides by Code for America’s Code of Conduct, which expects that Code for America network activities, events, and digital forums adhere to standards of ethics and conduct which can be read in their entirety here: http://codefortampabay.org/about/

    Zika Hackathon

    <Hack Zika 2017/>

    Join us as we combine forces with Hillsborough County to combat Zika by controlling mosquitoes

    Hackathon Challenges
    1. Mosquito Education Computer Game
      • Engage the public to reduce mosquito populations
    2. Digital Inspector
      • Reduce county-staff time spent  on service calls
    3. Spray Truck Router
      • Spray truck turn-by-turn instructions through a treatment zone
      • Cover every road in a zone in minimum distance
      • Variation on “Travelling Salesman” problem
    4. Zone Picker
      • Develop an objective, scientifically justifiable method to select daily spray zones based on a multitude of relevant data
      • Prescriptive Analytics

    Call for Designers, Programmers, Developers, Game engine and UX/UI Experts, Graphic Designers, and other Technologists!

    Help the Hillsborough County government control mosquitoes and prepare for a response to the Zika threat.

    WHAT: A <C4TB/> community-powered civic hackathon to write software applications which will help the Hillsborough County Public Works Mosquito Control District fight mosquitoes through education, data collection and analysis. Several challenges on tap for all skill levels ranging from a mosquito education game (no we are not educating mosquitos) to a Prescriptive Analytics model to provide operational intelligence for mosquito control efforts.

    WHEN:

    September 29 – September 30: Group Hack Hosted by Tampa Bay WaVE

    October 2 – 6: Independent Teamwork

    October 7: Presentation & Awards

    WHERE: Tampa Bay WaVE, 500 E Kennedy Blvd, 3rd Floor, Tampa, FL 33602

    HOW: You can help make the event a HUGE success. We need additional sponsors to provide meals over the weekend and prize money for the winning projects! Pick a level or meal period, (please) get involved, and thanks!

    — Event level $5,000 Recognition as a premiere sponsor of the hackathon (a maximum of 3 will be sold), and largest logo on a t-shirt.

    – Gold level $2,500 Includes Bronze and Silver level benefits as well as a presentation speaking slot to address the group (15 minutes total), and logo on

    t-shirt, larger than a Silver logo.

    — Silver Level $1,000 Includes Bronze level benefits, a banner hung in main event room and recognition as a sponsor of one of the meal periods with shout out and placard at meal service, and logo on t-shirt larger than a Bronze logo.

    – Bronze Level $500 Includes logo placement on a t-shirt and in the revolving PPT

    presentation which runs at various times during the weekend.

    Check out our Meetup.com group.

    Email contact@codefortampabay.org to get involved or for more info.