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NDCH 2018

National Day of Civic Hacking, on August 11, is an annual nationwide event that brings together volunteer civic technologists with local government, community agencies and organizations to work together on 21st century solutions to organizational and government services challenges. Our Pinellas County event host is Suncoast Developers Guild. Event registration for participants will open at the end of June.

This year, we’re inviting local city and county governments, and area service organizations to submit project ideas for inclusion in this year’s NDCH event. The projects don’t have to be big or complex to be meaningful or helpful and can include anything from seeking help with improved user interfaces to help with databases, civic apps, help portals and more.

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.

Past projects Code for Tampa Bay members have helped develop include: Court Date Search for Hillsborough & Pinellas County residents, Tampa Bay Multicultural Visitors Guide , Hillsborough County Emergency Preparedness Interactive Map; and a Hillsborough Community Atlas. If your government office or nonprofit organization is looking for innovative solutions to organizational or public service challenges, our talented, civic minded volunteers would like to help you identify solutions at no cost to your organization.

To have your project considered for Code for Tampa Bay’s 2018 National Day of Civic Hacking event Please submit your project idea HERE by June 22. Selected projects will be announced by July 2.