National Day for Civic Hacking

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September 18, 2021 is the National Day for Civic Hacking.  To learn more about this day and how you can participate, read on!

What is the National Day for Civic Hacking?


It’s a nationwide day of action created by the Code for America Brigades, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Secondmuse in collaboration with various federal agencies. Thousands of people across the country on this day use their skills for good, and volunteer to carry out a number of challenges that leverage creativity, technology, design, and innovation to strengthen communities. Use this day to join developers, designers, government employees, data scientists, journalists, and your fellow citizens at a special event...

How Can We Celebrate?

Join an event! Find a local event or register at Code for America to take part in creating a human-centered approach to emergency response services.  According to Code for America website,

The theme for this year’s National Day of Civic Hacking is Reimagining 911. The Code for America community is partnering with Transform 911 to evaluate how emergency response systems work around the country. On Saturday, September 18, we’ll come together to participate in open data, research, and design thinking actions in order to reimagine the 911 emergency response system to be truly human-centered.

Learn how to code! People of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the National Civic Day of Hacking.  But if you want to get a head start on coding or learn a new language, check out the resources available at the library.

  • Join a coding program at the library
  • Visit our computer and technology e-resources page, which includes courses through LinkedIn Learning and Treehouse, plus access to over 35,000 books through the O'Reilly Learning Platform
  • Go to your favorite library location and browse our collection of Computers and Technology books!
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