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February 15, 10:18 AM click here to comment > 3

Code for America needs you

[NOTE: The following is a guest blog post by Anna Bloom, a Code for America fellow]

Dear Seattle bloggers, community activists, web developers, geeks, wonks and day dreamers — Code for America, a new public service for geeks who love cities, need you!

Ever wanted to learn how to start your own hyperlocal blog? Ever wanted to map 911 data about your community? Do you dream of an application for Seattle that hasn’t been built? Code for America fellows are here in Seattle to work on ways to enhance the city government through technology. On Saturday, Feb. 19, they are gathering a group of diverse city dwellers Feb. 19 in Pioneer Square for a free, day-long, city data unconference for a chance to learn, teach and collaborate on fun day-long projects.

This is your chance to work on a big idea or pick up a new skill. People are encouraged to take a look at the 101 sets of open data Seattle has already published online at from crime statistics to the location of traffic cameras to public art.

Come early to suggest an agenda item for the day – be it something you would like to learn, teach or build. Tickets are free. Stay for as long as you like!

Please register for the event here (our space is limited to 50 people maximum – so sign up soon!):

Socrata Office
101 Yesler Way, Suite 502
Seattle, WA 98104

Saturday, February 19, 2011 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Registration at 9:30 a.m.)
(President’s Day Weekend)

Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Introduction: 10:00 a.m.
Hands-on Workshops: 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Workshop presentations: 11:45 – 12:00 p.m.

Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (Socialize with people you don’t know!)

Project Introductions: 1:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Project time: 1:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Project presentations & Closing Circle: 5:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Posted by: Aaron Pickus, Spokesperson


Comment from Clive Boulton
Time February 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Google technology user group co-organizer, I would like to attend and build something.

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Time February 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm

[…] and we were lucky to have some help along the way. The mayor’s office sent out a Tweet and a blog post on our behalf, and Socrata, the company that helps the city manage its public data, donated their […]

Comment from Mike Jose
Time July 18, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I would be interested in something like this also.