will.i.am, founder of i.am.angel Foundation and supporter of Hack for LA, said,
“Everything we can do to engage local communities, especially our young people, in technology and innovation helps us to create a stronger LA and a stronger America. I’m proud to support this amazing event in Boyle Heights.”
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is a huge supporter of technology and innovation in civic life:
“Hack for LA is a great example of how we can harness technology and our city's creativity to solve everyday problems. As Mayor, I will closely partner with our tech industry to create jobs and bring innovation to City Hall so government works faster and more efficiently.”
We’ll have more than $3500 in prizes for solutions to problems Los Angeles is facing. Hack for LA's challenges will be announced soon around this year’s themes Health, Transportation, and Immigration. See below for the Drought track as part of the LA futurethon.
8pm Doors Close
4pm Submissions Due
5pm Finalist Presentations
6pm Winners Announced
6:30pm Doors Close
Hack for LA is a call to action for anyone in Los Angeles who wants to make an impact; anyone can get involved, irrespective of professional experience. Projects can address any challenge facing the community, such as a mobile app that enables drivers to report potholes, to platforms that address food and housing distribution for those in need. Can’t wait for our next hackathon?
Check out these local public data sources and get hacking:
ESRI, Deutsch, i.am.angel Foundation, Gimbal, Compiler LA, California HealthCare Foundation
Hub LA, Controller’s Office, Tech LA, Civic Innovation Lab, Department of Water and Power, Immigrant Heritage Month, New Economy Campaigns, Time Warner, California Health and Human Services Agency, Pollack PR Marketing Group, FWD.us, CTRL Collective