The City of Santa Monica, in partnership with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, hosted a meetup at the Santa Monica Public Library for the 2015 National Day of Civic Hacking.
Our group was invited to this event to learn about open data, open source and civic tech in Santa Monica.
Hack the Beach is an effort by the City of Santa Monica to bring together civic-minded technologists interested in solving real-world challenges.
Our areas of focus are around open data, open source software, government transparency, and citizen engagement.
We welcome your bright ideas, your eye for creative and intuitive solutions, and your coding craftsmanship.
This is an unprecedented time for civic engagement. Governments are opening their data and internal processes, creating new avenues for collaborative problem solving.
From startups to well-established firms, Silicon Beach is booming. A rich talent pool coupled with a city government at the forefront of civic tech puts us in a unique position for innovative success.
The City of Santa Monica is proud to continue our tradition of partnership building. We invite you to join our civic tech community as we work together to make a positive impact on our city.
The event took place in Santa Monica Public Library on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
The Mayor of Santa Monica Kevin McKeown attended the event together with other government officials and community leaders.
More info about the event: http://hackthebeach.smgov.net
10:00AM Sign-ins and Mingling
10:50AM Introduction of new datasets
11:30AM Lunch served
12:00PM-1:30PM Breakout Session: Big Blue Bus Track
12:00PM-1:30PM Breakout Session: Parking Track
1:30PM Soapbox: Plug your projects and lessons-learned
1:50PM Closing remarks
Planning for the next Hack the Beach event is currently underway. Keep abreast of what we’re up to and join the discussion on Google Group.
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