Hack for MN returns June 21-22

Hack for MN is a local version of Hack for US. Open Twin Cities is hosting a hackfest June 21-22. Sadly I will be out of town. I really enjoyed the event last year. If you’re in town, it would be worth attending. I would love to see some events happen outside of the Twin Cities too. That may not be realistic given the time frame. BUT if you are interested in spearheading such an event in your community, it might be worth checking out the hack in the Twin Cities to see how it’s done…

Hack for MN 2014 is coming on Saturday June 21st and Sunday June 22nd!

Learn more/register at:     http://hackformn.org

It’s free.

** Hack for MN Returns **

Hosted by Open Twin Cities* – http://opentwincities.org -, Hack for MN

2014 will be the second annual gathering of passionate and engaged citizens given the opportunity to explore and drive solutions for local community needs. It will be hosted at the Nerdery – http://nerdery.com .

Hack for MN is Minnesota’s contribution to Hack for Change – http://hackforchange.org -, the White House sponsored national event that draws citizens, community leaders, government representatives, designers, and technologists to events in 90+ cities around the country to empower communities via new tools and novel ideas.

Hack for MN invites Minnesotans to engage in “civic hacking” – to use the tools available to us to creatively build new solutions for community and civic problems. This will be a fun and enriching event where teams turn ideas into action for the good of the citizens of Minnesota. Expect an extremely active day focused on doing, not just talking.

Thank you to the Knight Foundation for their support. Invite your company/org to join them as an awesome sponsor: http://hackformn.org/sponsors

** Heading Home Challenge – Service Design for Homeless Veterans **

This year Hack for MN will include a track focused on the Governor’s initiative to end homelessness among Minnesota veterans by the end of 2015 – http://mn.gov/governor/blog/the-office-of-the-governor-blog-entry-detail.jsp?id=102-105011

In partnership with the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness and MN.IT, Hack for MN invites people to participate in a facilitated service design track that will explore homelessness among veterans, nurture new tools and processes that address this issue, create prototypes to bring ideas to life, and discuss strategies for testing the effectiveness of these innovations.

** Kickoff on June 20th at DevJam Studios **

With the help of DevJam Studios – http://devjam.com -, we’re holding a Kickoff event on Friday June 20th. Join us Friday evening for an opportunity to discuss your ideas for problems to address and solutions to explore, a chance to meet other innovative community members, and a time to have some fun.

This Kickoff event is optional. Please let us know if you plan to come by answering the Kickoff question during registration.

** RSVP Today **

Register for Hack for MN 2014 today and be a part of this modern take on Minnesota’s rich tradition of civic engagement!

– Register at http://hackformn.org

– Submit and vote on ideas at http://hackformn.org/ideas/recent

– Follow on Twitter for updates at http://twitter.com/hackformn

– To get involved right now, join the Open Twin Cities online group: http://bit.ly/otconlinegroup

Hope to see you there!

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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