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Now Two Great Locations to Hack for Change in Tampa Bay on August 11!

We’re super happy to announce that we have a second location for this year’s National Day of Civic Hacking event in Tampa Bay, on August 11!  In addition to our St. Petersburg location, generously provided by the Academy at the Suncoast Developers Guild,  we’re grateful to The Ledger, Brianna Bond and Covered Web Services  for donating space use at the Industrious Office on Franklin Street in Tampa, and for support from Hillsborough County .

The Academy at Suncoast Developers Guild – Pinellas County 2220 Central Ave St Petersburg, FL 33712 Map


The Industrious Office – Hillsborough County 401 E Jackson St Suite 3300 Tampa, FL 33602 Map


Select your preferred location when you register


At our Tampa location, we’ll be working on these projects:

  • Metropolitan Ministries – to help develop an intelligent chatbot to better direct those in need to most appropriate services (Tampa NDCH)
  • Winners’ Resource Center – A more efficient resource for non-profits and companies to share their information with those in need in the Tampa Bay area (Tampa NDCH)
  • Pasco Agents for Change – helping this newly created nonprofit develop an advocacy website and tools to aid their efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in Pasco County Public Schools (Tampa NDCH)

In St. Petersburg, we’ll be working on these:

As well as other projects participants may be interested in developing at each location. We’ll share more information about these groups and their projects in the next few weeks.

Winning solutions will be chosen by agency representatives, and winners will receive trophies and the opportunity to continue developing their hackathon challenge solution into fully working models for the relevant civic agencies.

Please join us!


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