A Great List of Hackathon Resources

The day is almost here! The 2017 Open Data Challenge Hackathon has arrived! As promised, we’ve pooled together ideas from all our #dataNinjas and come up with a list of our favorite hackathon resources. Whether you’re a seasoned hackathon coder, or this is your very first time, we guarantee you’ll be able to find something helpful here. We’ve broken up the links into segments to make everything easy to find.

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Tips for the 2017 Open Data Challenge Hackathon

In just a few days, the 2017 Open Data Challenge Hackathon will begin! The 48hr event is sure to be something incredible for our local community. It will bring in partnerships with the Department of State, Government Information Center, Technology Forum of Delaware, Food Bank of Delaware, Network Delaware, and Tech Impact (as our fiscal sponsor). To say we’re excited is probably a vast understatement, and we want everyone participating to feel the same energy we do.

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The Seven Easy Steps of Project Management for Civic Tech

One of the best parts of a civic tech project is seeing a community of people come together to successfully solve a problem. On the other hand, one of the worst parts of a civic tech project is wrangling that community of people in order to successfully solve a problem.

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Code & Coffee - A First Month’s Recap

It’s hard to believe January is already over, but it’s been a great start to a new year for us at Open Data Delaware! The star of the show so far: Code & Coffee! Our new partnership with Delaware Public Libraries is proving to be an amazing opportunity for our group. In just one month, we’ve been able to meet, learn, work, and grow together more regularly than ever before.

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7 Tips To Get Your Open Data Project Started

There is so much open data available - whether it’s on a national level, state level, or local level. With so much data available, it can be daunting to figure out what to do with it. How can you actually accomplish something that is both important to you and important to your community? It’s a tough question.

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For This First Hackathon, We Thank You

The First State will soon have its first open data hackathon: DataWorks 2016. On Saturday, June 4th, participants will be asked to solve challenges of the Delaware business community. The theme of this event is “Let’s Make It Easier to Do Business in Delaware.”

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Attending a hackathon as a non-developer

Successful teams at hackathons need a variety of skills. Sure, it’s important to have teammates who can programming and design, but it’s more important to have a well-rounded team that can bounce ideas off each other, and delegate work for the final presentation.

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How will Civic Tech Evolve? 5 Illuminating Articles

When we speak of new technologies, there is an expectation of progress. It’s popular to think of this in terms of new companies or new experiences, but technology is also helping citizens to reevaluate government. Specifically, how we organize public services and provide for citizen engagement.

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3 Ways to Join the Open Data Movement in Delaware

There’s a growing open data movement in Delaware. Governor Markell signed an open data directive, our Meetup group continues to gain traction, and more local politicians are embracing it. Day by day, more information is being shared, making it easier for people to connect with their communities. Perhaps we’re a biased source, but we think this is extremely important for Delaware.

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