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October 1, 2014

Weekend Hackathon at NSF

The National Science Foundation and the coder group Code for America’s Northern Virginia Brigade are holding a civic-minded “hackathon” at the NSF in Arlington, Va., on Saturday.

Participants will tackle challenges expected to be posed by government agencies.

According to Nina Baliga — a freelance digital strategist and user experience designer who’s helping organize the event for the North Virginia Brigade — after a day of hacking participants will present what they did. Judges from the City of Alexandria, Arlington County and the National Science Foundation will select winners.

The first and second place prizes, respectively, are lunch with NSF Director France A. Córdova and lunch with Google’s Vinton Cerf, according to Baliga.

It’s part of the National Day of Civic Hacking.

“This is not just a one-day thing,” Baliga said, adding that it’s about creating ongoing relationships with communities and cities.

 

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