I have participated in hackfasts in the past. It’s a great way to get inovlved, meet new people and stretch your tech and/or collboaration muscles. The event is online this year, which opens up the door to everyone regardless of location. Here’s more info from Code Switch…
Code Switch is a civic hackathon in which community leverage data and technology to change our community.
Code Switch includes techies AND non-techies: from developers to entrepreneurs, artists, educators, business professionals, concerned residents, everyday people and more! Projects can be technical or non-technical. Ideas and solutions can be proposed by anybody (yes, anybody). You don’t need a detailed plan, only a desire for change.
We believe every person has a role to play in solving our community’s toughest problems, and CODE SWITCH is that OPPORTUNITY.
This year, we are redesigning our annual hackathon. We will launch a digital platform where you can submit your ideas, form a team and work on your projects. On September 12, the National Civic Day of Hacking, we will kick off Code Switch, with teams forming and starting to work on projects. In late October, we will celebrate and award project support resources to top projects, and convene a conversation with local and industry leaders on ways to continue furthering equity and justice.