12th & 13th


Join Code for KC to develop tech for good!

Do you have a community-oriented idea that might benefit from a tech solution? Do you like to lend your skills to help people bring their ideas to life? Then HackKC is for you—yes, you! Anyone can participate, and you don’t have to be an expert in technology.

This FREE event brings together people with the passion for doing good to collaborate in developing technology solutions that help others. Nonprofit professionals, urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, project managers, community organizers and more are welcomed!

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!) over the next six months or more to implement that solution.

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!

Change only happens when ordinary people get involved!



January 12 & 13, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Plexpod Crossroads
1712 Main St, KCMO 64108

Discovery & Design Workshop

August 11th

At this event Mark Logan, founder of Idealect, will help you and other thinkers, designers, developers, and teams turn problems into project ideas and ideas into manageable scopes of work. Mark was the leader of Barkley's innovation engine Moonshot Lab, Mark has recently launched a new company to promote innovation for social and civic good.

Pre Hack KC - Planning

Monday Nights Leading up to Hack KC:

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.

Hack KC - Start Building

The Event

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!




Code for KC is a program of KC Digital Drive, and an affiliate of the national Code for America Brigade network. We work on civic tech projects throughout the year at our weekly Monday night hack nights. Hack KC is an annual hackathon that serves as a kickoff event for many of our projects. Unlike a typical weekend hackathon, our program is less about what can be built in a weekend or who can build the best or fastest, and more about what we can build to benefit the community.