Indy Civic Hack 2021

18 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5
starts on:
Aug 13, 2021, 04:00 PM
ends on:
Aug 29, 2021, 04:00 PM


How it All Started

In 2014, Brian Norris and Matt Kirby had an idea to encourage governments to open up more data sets. It resonated with people and over the years has been a unique community-focused annual event.

Many great ideas to help government agencies have been created. We've evolved to include government agencies, non-profits, community groups and all citizens to help remove barriers to inclusive growth in our region. So take a little time and help your community. Enter your email below for more information on how you can be a part of this important event.

We Need Everyone!

This is an event for EVERYONE to explore how technology can help our community. Of course, many developers (students, professionals) but anyone with an interest in using technology to help our community is welcome.

Anyone in community groups who deal with these community issues are especially encouraged to be part of a team. Even if you are not tech-y person, your knowledge is invaluable to developers. Additionally, designers, business analysts, QA engineers, DevOps Engingeers and just about anyone in the tech community is encouraged to join a team.


Education - Removing Barriers to Inclusive Growth

The intersection of social issues and data.

A diverse, active, and civically engaged community working to improve the quality of life within Indiana through innovative, bold, and inclusive technology solutions.

The power couple of technology and educational content has revolutionized how people learn today. From online universities like Coursera and Udacity, to learning management solutions like Moodle - technology has changed the art of education for the better. But we’re still scratching the surface. With the advent of big data technology, mobility and the maturing of machine learning and artificial intelligence, the world is now ready for ed-tech 2.0. Think you can harness these powerful tools and give a new dimension to educational technology?

Overall Concept and Ties to Public Safety

  • Social services offered by the city and state are the most widely known
  • What gets lost are houses of worship and/or other small groups that provide outreach and services (e.g., a church with a youth program)
  • These are part of the fabric of the neighborhood
  • If the community can get more involved and very local services known (and used), then public safety will increase

Key Items In The Challenge

  • Ease of accessibility
  • Inclusiveness – State, Local, Private, Everyone’s “IN”
  • Ease of finding the right services – Geofencing and categorization
  • Easily Updatable By Owners Of The Services
  • How To Indicate “Services No Longer Offered”?
  • How to vet new groups or information?
  • How to integrate it with other apps…like one from MovementForward?
starts on:
Aug 13, 2021, 04:00 PM
closes on:
Aug 29, 2021, 04:00 PM
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