RivCodes Hackathon is Coming in June!
Riverside County IT Department and SmartRiverside are having an application programming contest, called “RivCodes,” that will bring together the County, residents and programmers to provide a better quality of life through technology.
Call to Programmers and Developers
This event is a call to action for anyone in the Riverside County area who wants to make an impact; anyone can get involved, regardless of professional experience. Projects can address any challenge facing the community. RivCodes will illustrate the power of open government practices, particularly where data is readily available to support meaningful collaboration.
What is RivCodes?
RivCodes means “Riverside County Developer Event” and refers to our application programming event (Hackathon) to create applications based on open data. App Contests have become popular fueled by President Obama’s Open Data policy and the need for better ways to communicate with citizens. Examples of applications that have been created at other agencies are “Where to find services”, submitting a crime tip to the sheriff’s dept., reporting potholes, or a checkbook showing how the County spends money and many others.
Help make this event successful by signing up as a volunteer. As a volunteer, you will help with registration, keep sessions on time, direct lost participants, and other forms of troubleshooting. If you have a knack for logistics and a friendly customer service demeanor, RivCodes needs your help!
The event takes place on Saturday, June 28 at 9:00am, at 3450 14th Street, Riverside CA 92501. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.