Great Turnout at Hack for Change – Seattle

Thank you to all who joined us!

 More than 100 software developers and 50 Washington MESA students, coaches and parents gave up a lovely Seattle Saturday to gather at Seattle City Hall for Hack for Change – Seattle, part of the National Day of Civic Hacking.  Developers formed teams to use from data.seattle.gov, and other open data sources to create applications such as an online parks features inventory, customized calendars and feral cat relocation tracking.  At the end of the day the MESA teams presented their apps designed to help students manage their time and assignments.

Hack for Change – Seattle presenters, the City of Seattle and Code for Seattle are delighted to thank:

  • Event sponsor and data.seattle.gov hosts, Socrata who not only provided Mighty-O donuts and a fine lunch from Husky Deli, but showed up in force to lend a hand and stayed all day.  Special thanks to Will Pugh for leading the Open Data Workshop, and Bryant Lau and Saf Raban for handling all the arrangements. 
  • Washington MESA, especially Phyllis Harvey-Buschel.  It was a treat to have you all there and to see the results of all your hard work.  Congratulations to all of you!
  • Data gurus Will Saunders from the State of Washington, Al Boss from King County, and Neil Berry from data.seattle.gov

And finally, many, many thanks to everyone who participated!  It was truly amazing to watch you work and see how much you accomplished with open data in a few short hours!