Third Annual Hack for LA June 6th-7th

MEDIA ALERT 

Third Annual Hack For LA Event To Tackle City Solutions:
Water Conservation, Health, Transportation, and Immigration

Thousands of Developers, Designers, Civic Hackers, Government Staff and Community Organizers to Descend Upon Los Angeles on June 6th and 7th to Solve City Challenges

WHAT:  The largest civic hacking organization in Southern California, HACK FOR LA, is bringing together big names in tech, government and entertainment to create innovative solutions for challenges in Los Angeles. The two-day event, beginning on June 6th, National Day of Civic Hacking, and continuing through June 7th, will feature innovation workshops and solution-development geared toward water conservation, health, transportation and immigration.

This year the event will be hosted at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, where participants will congregate with their laptops, skills, ideas and commitment to innovate. A host of esteemed judges will award a selection of winners for their solutions in health, drought, transportation or immigration, amounting to a $3,500 in cash prizes.

WHO:  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will keynote the event in addition to an extensive line-up of sponsors and partners including will.i.am’s i.am.angel Foundation, Futurethon, ESRI, Deutsch, Gimbal, Compiler LA, Los Angeles Information Technology Agency, Control Panel LA, Hub LA, CTRL CollectiveCalifornia HealthCare Foundation and California Health & Human Services Agency

WHEN:  Saturday, June 6, 2015
8am - Doors
9am - Kickoff with Mayor Eric Garcetti

Sunday, June 7, 2015
8am - Doors
4pm - Submissions due
5pm - Best in competition presentations
6pm - Winners Announced, Closing remarks

WHERE: Department of Water and Power, 111 N Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

More information can be found at hackforla.org. HACK FOR LA is on Twitter and Facebook

Media Contact: Mark Havenner
(310) 556-4443
mhavenner@ppmgcorp.com

Event Contact: Anthony Rollins
(310) 801-8036
anthony@hackforla.org


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