Esri, ICMA, and MindMixer encourage developers, coders, and students in the New England area to participate in Hackstock for #LocalGov. ICMA’s government members have agreed to provide sample datasets to fuel the day’s hacking activities. Esri staff will create portals in ArcGIS Online for participants to access in addition to providing free mobile software development kits (SDKs) and application program interfaces (APIs) for creating maps for iOS and Android. Food and beverages will also be provided.
Judging criteria for Hackstock for #LocalGov are the following:
- Thoughtful use of civic data
- Quality of concept
- Analysis of community need
- Collaboration with local government leaders
An online orientation webinar for the hackathon participants will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Details on how to sign up for the webinar and the hackathon can be found at esriurl.com/hackstock.