Event Date: August 11, 2018
Time: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Location: Plexpod Crossroads, 1712 Main Street, KCMO
Admission: Free

Join Code for KC to develop tech for good!

Do you have a community-oriented idea that might benefit from a tech solution? Do you like to lend your skills to help people bring their ideas to life? Then this Discovery and Design Workshop (on the National Day of Civic Hacking) is for you—yes, you! Anyone can participate, and you don’t have to be an expert in technology.

This FREE event brings together people with the passion for doing good to collaborate in developing technology solutions that help others. Nonprofit professionals, urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, project managers, community organizers and more are welcomed!

  • 9:00-9:30 | Welcome and Overview
  • 9:30-11:30 | Ideation, Asset, and Project Brainstorming
  • 11:30-12:30 | Lunch
  • 12:30-2:30 | Project Refinement and Solution Work
  • 2:30-5:00 | Next Steps (and Start Hacking)
The Discovery & Design Workshop is designed for community organizations or potential government partners who think they might have a problem that can be solved by Code for KC–civic hackers putting tech to work to solve problems for the good of the community. If you have a problem or a potential project, or if you just want to explore how we form projects and see what we do, this is a great opportunity to get involved. In the past, we’ve done projects for The Land Bank of Kansas City, Community Capital Fund, the City of Kansas City, Mo. Health Department, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Neighborhood Legal Services, and many more.
If you’d like to chat more about your idea or how your organization might benefit, submit an idea here or email codeforkc@kcdigitaldrive.org.
We’re excited and pleased to welcome as a Workshop facilitator Mark Logan, founder of Idealect. After a long run as the leader of Barkley’s innovation engine Moonshot Lab, Mark has recently launched a new company to promote innovation for social and civic good. He will join with the Brigade leaders to work with our organizations, designers, developers and teams to turn problems into project ideas and ideas into manageable scopes of work.

Project ideas developed at the event will go through additional development and preparation to participate in HackKC on October 13-14. Register here for Hack KC and learn more at hack-kc.org.

Thanks to our 2018 Hack KC sponors: