(Photo by Flickr user Justin Grimes, used under a Creative Commons license)
Look out, coders, there’s a new civic hacking group on the block!
HackShopDC, which aims to meet monthly, is planning its first meetup for Oct. 29. The group is civic-minded and will look at a different D.C. issue or data set at each meetup. This could be our new jam.
At its first meeting later this month HackShopDC will tackle Vision Zero data. Vision Zero, for those who are unfamiliar, is a D.C. initiative aimed at eliminating transportation-related deaths and serious injuries by 2024.
HackShop will be joined by a representative from the District Department of Transportation to talk through the dataset of citizen-submitted transportation issues. After the talk a mini hackathon will commence — with the goal of creating a visual story based on the data.-30-
5 startups we met at DC Tech Meetup, transportation tech edition
The Women in Tech Summit is back with its Mid Atlantic conference [Events Roundup]
George Washington University’s Transportation Team awarded $25K at GigabitDCx
This fast-growing SaaS company aims to be a force for change in the energy industry
Online coding bootcamp Thinkful is offering Technical.ly readers $600 off courses
Meet Flatiron School’s graduating software engineers at demo day [Events Roundup]
There’s a ‘Holiday Hackathon’ happening Dec. 7-8 in DC [Events Roundup]
Hear from the privacy pros at Security by the Schuylkill
Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Dc