National Day of Civic Hacking 2016

Join Hack for LA, in partnership with the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency, for our 2016 National Day of Civic Hacking Celebration!

Here in Los Angeles (and in cities across the country with Promise Zones) we will be putting our local technology and data visualization talent to work helping the LA Promise Zone. When the White House and Code for America ask, we answer! The Promise Zone Initiative is part of the President’s plan to expand access to opportunity in high poverty communities across the country.

The LA Promise Zone is a collective impact project involving leaders from government, local institutions, non-profits and community organizations that targets resources to create jobs, boost public safety, improve public education and stimulate better housing opportunities for our residents and neighborhoods. The Promise Zone is located within Central Los Angeles and includes the neighborhoods of Hollywood, East Hollywood, Koreatown, Pico Union and Westlake. Learn more at

For this year’s Hack for LA event, we’re asking LA’s civic technologists to create data visualizations that tell the story of what's happening in our Promise Zone. Help us design visualizations and analyze data that can show Promise Zone progress over the years! Never worked with either before? We’ll have workshops to help get you started. We also have an app challenge: build something to help organizations in the Promise Zone collaborate more effectively.  

June 04, 2016 at 8:30am - 4:30pm
Robert F. Kennedy Community School
3201 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
United States
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Lora OConnor Louie Vital Lan Le Daniel Pineda Esmeralda Nava Guo Liu noel Castellanos David Prigge Malina Tran doreen Morrissey Justin Hong Cliff Kang josie roman Andrew Douglas Gabriel Slavitt Mathan Johnson Robin Alberts-Marigza Patrick Thompson Ana Kapali Ashley Kang Michael Kirk Maria del Carmen Lamadrid Edna Cerritos Donovan McMurray Tamura Fatherree David Schnepp Rachel Gregory Chelsea Ursaner Ken Chou Kory Klem Mike Schroder Dave Goodsmith Asma Tameem Ben Van Dyke thomas wright Carlos Allende Mathew Morse Katie Fleeman Kevin Hobson Daniel Ramos Joe Barnett Louis Lam Michelle Kim Liam Duffy Sam Shaw Gautam Rajan Colombene Gorton Therese Neustaedter

Will you come?

2016 Sponsors

2016 Community Partners

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Code for America, City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency, Los Angeles Unified School District, Compiler LA, CityGrows, Hacker Fund, Control Panel LA, Bixel Exchange