Hack for Change: A Civic Design-a-thon is an empowering and interactive partnering between civic tech hackers and their community to address Charlotte’s challenges through design thinking techniques. From September 28-29th, we’ll be exploring challenges, obstacles and how we get everyone in the room work together.
Code for [My Town]
Hack for Change 2018 is September 28th - 29th!
This year we’re hosting Hack for Change, Charlotte’s annual civic design-a-thon, on September 28th & 29th.
Welcome to the Open Charlotte Brigade website! If this is your first time here, please register to get started! If you’re currently at a Community Action Night please check in below.
Latest Project Activity
At Open Charlotte our Community Action Nights are where the magic happens; members of the community just like you get together to share and work on their visions for tools and processes that will make life better for the people of our city and sometimes even the nation. We love seeing everyone get together in person but we’ve also noticed our Tuesday evening events can present a barrier to entry. Some volunteers opt to call-in from home to collaborate with their project teams while others may struggle to even get that far. As believers that government and community resources should be open, accessible and friendly to all residents, we want to make sure that we as a platform for that mission are open as well so we’re experimenting with some new online tooling to get there.
The coding for this project is completed and at last testing (5/2018) the phone number was working. What this project needs is a marketing guru that wants to push its use into the main stream. We currently believe that the best way to do that is to approach it on a state level and get the adoption for all counties from one approval. Though this has not been attempted.
The carols and gift-giving are months away, but making Christmas happen for families in need is a year-long task for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) and the Code for Charlotte (CFC) team.