Join local designers, developers, doers and thinkers with a passion for making local government work better through technology.
Change only happens when ordinary people get involved!
Join Code For KC for an exciting two day hackathon where we design and create solutions that solve community problems. Do you love designing and coding? How does working on open source while solving practical problems sound to you? Then join us for this exciting two day event!
The fun doesn't stop there either! Projects continue well after the hackathon until they are complete. Some apps from previous years have stayed on board for years!
The Kansas City Code Brigade is a non profit group who utilizes modern technology to solve civic problems. We want to address real problems in our community, such as environmental issues, transportation problems, and many more using open source coding networks.Our projects are created around the idea that there are real issues in our community that can have a technological solution. Through collaboration and networking we create a community-based solution and follow through with a team of coders, designers, writers (and more!) to implement that solution.
September 23, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
September 24, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
There are four hack night workshop sessions designed to make projects be successful. We encourage individuals planning to participate in Hack KC to join us for as many workshop sessions as possible.
Join Code for KC for an exciting two day hackathon where we write apps that solve community problems.
We will also have a few 1 hour classes to teach crash courses in things like design and GIS - stay tuned for more information on those!
Hack KC is more than a weekend hack event. Projects continue until they are complete at Monday night HackNights.
Throughout the year, we are on the lookout throughout across our KC Digital Drive community partners looking for compelling project opportunities, and Code for KC is the primary avenue for bringing civic tech projects with a software development angle to life.
We look for projects that may take 60-80 hours of time over the course of 6-12 months and deliver meaningful impact in the community, largely through our weekly hack nights. But these projects take all sorts of shapes, from Made in KC and localstart.org, which launched at our first event in 2013, to Community KC, to I Got Mine.
Check out current projects in development or submit your own below.