A yearly hackathon in the District of Columbia and on the same day as open data hackathons around the world.
February 22-23, 2014 at The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA.
Organized by Josh Tauberer (GovTrack.us), Eric Mill (Sunlight Foundation), Sam Lee (World Bank), Katherine Townsend (USAID), and Julia Bezgacheva (World Bank) and hosted by The World Bank.
What You Can Expect
New to open data or hacking? We’ll have an introductory tutorial covering open data from the ground up, including exploring APIs through the web browser and using command-line tools to process CSV files.
We’ll have other workshops as well, to be announced.
Come with your own project, or join someone else. We typically have people interested in government data, transit, international development, and issues local to the District.
You don’t have to be a coder to be a hacker! Designers, statisticians, subject matter experts, and anyone with a passion for open data will find something to do.
Our goals are to strengthen the open data community and to make connections between people and between projects. There is no beer or pizza at our hackathon, no competitions, and no time pressure.
Also this year we are joining other tech events by adopting a code of conduct.