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.
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.