#Hack4Congress DC


Thu - Fri, Apr 30 to May 1, 8:00am - 5:00pm


Google, 25 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest #900, Washington, DC 20001

#Hack4Congress DC#Hack4Congress brings together political scientists, technologists, designers, lawyers, organizational psychologists, and lawmakers to foster new digital tools, policy proposals and other innovations to address the growing dysfunction in Congress.

In three “not-just-for-technologists” events (in Cambridge, San Francisco, and Washington DC), civic innovators are invited to spend a weekend working on “hacks” (both technical and non-technical) to improve Congress. Each event concludes with presentations and the selection of the best project.

Winners will travel to DC in May to present their ideas to a panel of Members of Congress and civic innovators.

The event will kick off on April 29 at 5:30pm with a panel discussion entitled “Creating a 21st Century Congress” at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center.

See the Reddit AMA with the speakers here.

Watch Senator Blumenthal's opening remarks:

Watch the Hackathon's project pitches:

See This Event in the Media Here:

For more information, check out the DC event Hackpad.

To live stream project pitches from the hackathon click here.