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Open Gov Hackathon presented by Tropo to take place in conjunction with BCNI 2011

Feb 28, 2011   //   by Christopher Wink   //   2011, blog  //  4 Comments

Philly Datacamp, a civic hackathon organzed by Code for America and Azavea in February. Photo by CFA fellow John Mertens. Used with permission.

A big part of journalism innovation in the future lies in data and development. Journalists and developers need to come together. You know that. So do we.

That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that, running concurrently with BCNI, we’re hosting our first Open Gov Hackathon presented by Tropo. This further cements BCNI as an anchor event of the first ever Philly Tech Week. It is also a great fit to the municipal government data and transparency coverage we’re doing with Technically Philly.

“There are some exciting open government developments occurring in Philadelphia as part of the Digital Philadelphia Initiative, the Code For America program and Technically Philly’s “Transparencity” project,” said Mark Headd, a ‘developer evangelist’ for Voxeo Labs, which develops the cloud communications API Tropo and will be helping to organize the hackathon. “The results of these efforts will come together during Philly Tech Week and form the basis for some exciting announcements and activities. One of these exciting activities will be the BCNI Open Gov Hackathon.”


BCNI is officially part of Philly Tech Week

Feb 25, 2011   //   by Christopher Wink   //   2011, blog  //  1 Comment

Yes, that’s right, Philly Tech Week, six days of events celebrating technology and innovation in Philadelphia, is running April 25-30.

And BarCamp NewsInnovation is an anchor event on April 30, the week’s final day. So, plan for BCNI, but celebrate some of the other events. Check out the calendar on the PTW website.

The details:

When: 4/30/10. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 9 a.m.)
Then? After Party at Draught Horse
Where: Temple University, Annenberg Hall, 13th and Diamond streets

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