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Akron, Ohio

City of Akron to Participate in Second Hackathon Event to Improve Services through Technology

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City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of Ellen Lander Nischt, Press Secretary
Published: 04-20-2017

 

Akron, Ohio, April 20, 2017– This Saturday, April 22, 2017, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan will help kick off the City’s second "Hack N Akron" hackathon event, hosted by Launch League. The event will bring together a diverse set of interested individuals from the area's tech, business, and design talent to join City officials to find creative ways to use technology to advance City services and communications.

"Upon taking office, I quickly realized that some of our most persistent organizational challenges could be significantly improved through technology," Mayor Horrigan said. "So we’re bringing together a motivated, resourceful team of tech- and design-savvy hackers to help us creatively rethink our processes so we can improve the experience for our customers."

"For this event, the tech and business communities are joining us in further developing an Open Data platform that will greatly enhance citizens’ access to City data, a process we started last year. I also asked the community to work with us on creating a template for neighborhood branding, and to help us find innovative ways to improve the Community Learning Center reservation process to facilitate greater use of these incredible community assets. I look forward to seeing what we accomplish!"

WHAT:     HACK N AKRON 2.0 – A Civic Hackathon powered by 
                
Launch League

WHEN:     Saturday, April 22, 2017 
                 8:15 AM - Kickoff with Mayor Horrigan 
                
7:00 PM - Final Presentations and Demonstrations

WHERE:    WhiteSpace Creative
                  
243 Furnace Street
                 
Akron, OH 44304

For more information about the event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack-n-akron-20-tickets-32028758880.

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For further information, contact:
Ellen Lander Nischt
Press Secretary / Assistant Director of Law
166 South High Street, Suite 200
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone: (330) 375-2325
E-mail: ELander@akronohio.gov

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