Hey, I've gotten lots of emails lately from folks who want to get more involved in tech. I figure the best way to advise 'em is to make connections between people doing good work. It seems counter-intuitive to double efforts, and the impact's greater when there's collaboration.
Orgs that really have their boots on the ground will send me stuff, like social media, to share, and I really appreciate that.
With winter melting, and spring coming into view, lots of folks are re-emerging and looking to get involved. My team and I generated a list of 5 ways to get involved in tech this spring.
On June 6, 2015, thousands of people from across the United States will come together for National Day of Civic Hacking. The event will bring together urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers and anyone with the passion to make their city better.
They will collaboratively build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and the governments that serve them. Anyone can participate; you don't have to be an expert in technology, you just have to care about your neighborhood and community.
Find out where to participate and hack for change here. Can't participate, but want to give an hour? You can code for America right now - there are lots of open GitHub issues that could use your attention.
How are you going to get involved? And what would you add to this list? Thanks!