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Announcing Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to Play #Hack4Congress Closing Concert
Have you registered for #Hack4Congress yet? It’s going to be incredible. Come meet Senators Thune, Wyden, Booker, Blumenthal, Reps. Issa and Polis, FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel, and more. They've shared challenges you can tackle at the hackathon and will be stopping by to meet participants and get to know what they’re working on. Senators Thune and Wyden will deliver opening remarks at the hackathon on April 30. Come build ways our government can work better for all of us.
Register for the hackathon
The hackathon will kick off with a panel on “Creating a 21st Century Congress” April 29, 5:30-7:30pm. Moderated by veteran tech journalist Nancy Scola, it features:
- Joe Trippi, Founder and President, Trippi & Associates
- Rob Pierson, Fmr. Director of New Media, House Democratic Caucus
- Dave Zvenyach, 18F, fmr. General Counsel for the DC Council
- John Sampson, Director of Federal Government Affairs, Microsoft
Register for the panel here
If you’re coming and want to start meeting other participants, you can email sayhello [at] hack4congress [dot] org to join the event Slack.
- What: Multidisciplinary Hackathon to address the dysfunction in Congress
- April 29: “Creating a 21st Century Congress” panel discussion
- April 30 - May 1: Hackathon
- Panel: Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, 901 K Street, NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20001
- Hackathon: Google DC, 25 Massachusetts Ave NW #900, Washington, DC 20001
This is the third of three #Hack4Congress events. One winning team from each hackathon will present their projects to members of Congress and their staff on May 12.
Participants at the hackathon will receive a free ticket to the closing concert with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, 7:30 pm at Gypsy Sally’s in Georgetown.
Check out Hack4Congress.org or email us at sayhello [at] opengovfoundation [dot] org
About The OpenGov Foundation
The OpenGov Foundation is a small non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 foundation working to open government. That means making it easier for people to access and use as much government information as possible. We believe innovative technology and open data can help deliver democratic governments that listen to citizens, operate efficiently, and solve our shared challenges the smart way.
We believe democracy means everyone should have the chance to be a hands-on contributor.