#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:
- Congress Is for Hackers
- #Hack4Congress Comes to DC
- Reddit Wants to Know How This Group of Hackers is Going to Fix Congress
- Lawmakers Want a Few Good Hackers to Help Bring Congress into the 21st Century
- Lawmakers Ask Programmers: Hack for Congress
For more information, check out the DC event Hackpad.
To live stream project pitches from the hackathon click here.