Mar. 6, 2014 8:15 am

Goucher College to host civic hackathon in April [EVENT]

The hackathon, organized by the college's graduate programs department, is looking for projects that include, but aren't limited to, "apps, videos, websites, games [and] plans."

Goucher College.

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Goucher College is planning a civic hackathon for the second weekend of April.

Register for “Coding for Community,” taking place April 11-13.

The hackathon, organized by the college’s graduate programs department, is looking for projects that include, but aren’t limited to, “apps, videos, websites, games [and] plans.”

Several ideas for civic hacks are suggested on the Coding for Community website — for example, a “program that matches refugee populations in Baltimore County with examples of artistic and cultural traditions that might typically be found in those communities” — but Goucher is currently accepting idea submissions on the event’s Facebook page.

Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City,, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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