Civic Hack Nights at LACI

Hack Night Girls

Civic Hack Nights are weekly events dedicated to building technology to address civic issues in Los Angeles.

Events are open to everyone who's interested: citizens, designers, developers, activists, etc. Tech skills are not required, just a passion for building a better community.

Join an existing project team or pitch your own civic issue for others to hack on.

When: 6pm, every Tuesday night

Where:  La Kretz Innovation Campus (LACI), at 525 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Join us on Slack!

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We're committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment. Please read our Code of Conduct.

Upcoming Events


Past Events


  • Hack Night - 24 March 2015

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 115 rsvps
    Hub LA in Los Angeles, CA

    Code for LA + Hub LA + Hack for LA

    …are excited to announce we’re launching monthly civic hack nights. Calling all policy wonks, data nerds, civil servants, and curious citizens, come meet like minded individuals and help us design and build a connected Los Angeles.

    We’ll provide the space, the atmosphere, and the snacks. Bring your passion and your laptop.

    This month we’ll start talking about planning local events for the National Day of Civic Hacking

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    Directions

    Please walk to the back of the lot to the exterior stairwell on your left and walk up to the third floor.

    • Transit - Walking distance from the Gold Line at 1st and Alameda at Little Tokyo stop.
    • Bicycle - You know the drill, several staple type racks available on Traction Ave.
    • Parking - Paid parking available:
        • at 830 Traction Ave in the adjacent lot,
        • additional lots located at 360 S Alameda and 399 S Hewitt St,
        • or metered street parking in the neighborhood.
  • Hack Night - 28 April 2015

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 126 rsvps
    Hub LA in Los Angeles, CA

    Calling all policy wonks, data nerds, civil servants, and curious citizens, come meet like minded individuals and help us design and build a connected Los Angeles.

    We’ll provide the space, the atmosphere, and the snacks. Bring your passion and your laptop.

     

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    Directions

    Please walk to the back of the lot to the exterior stairwell on your left and walk up to the third floor.

    • Transit - Walking distance from the Gold Line at 1st and Alameda at Little Tokyo stop.
    • Bicycle - You know the drill, several staple type racks available on Traction Ave.
    • Parking - Paid parking available:
        • at 830 Traction Ave in the adjacent lot,
        • additional lots located at 360 S Alameda and 399 S Hewitt St,
        • or metered street parking in the neighborhood.

    Sweet treats from Pie Hole this month! Thanks Pie Hole

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  • Hack Night - 26 May 2015

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 119 rsvps
    Hub LA in Los Angeles, CA

    Calling all policy wonks, data nerds, civil servants, and curious citizens, come meet like minded individuals and help us design and build a connected Los Angeles.

    We’ll provide the space, the atmosphere, and the snacks. Bring your passion and your laptop.

    This month we're partnering with the FWD.us LA Chapter! 

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    Directions

    Please walk to the back of the lot to the exterior stairwell on your left and walk up to the third floor.

    • Transit - Walking distance from the Gold Line at 1st and Alameda at Little Tokyo stop.
    • Bicycle - You know the drill, several staple type racks available on Traction Ave.
    • Parking - Paid parking available:
        • at 830 Traction Ave in the adjacent lot,
        • additional lots located at 360 S Alameda and 399 S Hewitt St,
        • or metered street parking in the neighborhood.
  • Hack Night - 30 June 2015

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 120 rsvps
    Hub LA in Los Angeles, CA

    Calling all policy wonks, data nerds, civil servants, and curious citizens, come meet like minded individuals and help us design and build a connected Los Angeles.

    We’ll provide space, pizza, and beer. Bring your passion and your laptop.

    This month we're partnering with the California Health and Human Services Agency! 

    We'll also have a special guest introducing the city's new proposed style guide to help unify and improve the design and usability of City of LA websites and apps. Information about opportunities to help shape the new style guide it is adopted will also be shared Tuesday evening. Preview the new style guide at http://contact.lacity.org/style/.

    Special Guests / Speakers

    Program

    7pm - Doors open, pizza / beer
    7:20pm Program, speakers
    8 - 10pm - Open hacking, project groups
    8 - 8:30pm Civic Hacking 101 w/ Vyki Englert

     

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    Directions

    Please walk to the back of the lot to the exterior stairwell on your left and walk up to the third floor.

    • Transit - Walking distance from the Gold Line at 1st and Alameda at Little Tokyo stop.
    • Bicycle - You know the drill, several staple type racks available on Traction Ave.
    • Parking - Paid parking available:
        • at 830 Traction Ave in the adjacent lot,
        • additional lots located at 360 S Alameda and 399 S Hewitt St,
        • or metered street parking in the neighborhood.
  • Hack Night - 28 July 2015

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 119 rsvps
    Impact Hub LA in Los Angeles, CA

    Calling all policy wonks, data nerds, civil servants, and curious citizens, come meet like minded individuals and help us design and build a connected Los Angeles.

    We’ll provide space, pizza, and beer. Bring your passion and your laptop.

    Special Guests / Speakers

    Program

    7pm - Doors open, pizza / beer
    7:20pm Program, speakers
    8 - 10pm - Open hacking, project groups
    8 - 8:30pm Civic Hacking 101 w/ Vyki Englert

     

    thehub.jpg

    Directions

    Please walk to the back of the lot to the exterior stairwell on your left and walk up to the third floor.

    • Transit - Walking distance from the Gold Line at 1st and Alameda at Little Tokyo stop.
    • Bicycle - You know the drill, several staple type racks available on Traction Ave.
    • Parking - Paid parking available:
        • at 830 Traction Ave in the adjacent lot,
        • additional lots located at 360 S Alameda and 399 S Hewitt St,
        • or metered street parking in the neighborhood.
  • Civic Hack Night: Community Policing

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 120 rsvps
    Impact Hub LA in Los Angeles, CA

    Calling all policy wonks, data nerds, civil servants, and curious citizens, come meet like minded individuals and help us design and build a connected Los Angeles.

    We’ll provide space, pizza, and beer. Bring your passion and your laptop.

    This month join us for a panel on Community Policing. We'll talk cops, downtown LA, and where the tech is headed.

    Special Guests / Speakers

    Program

    7:00pm - Doors open, pizza / beer
    7:30pm - Welcome, Speakers, Panel on Community Policing
    8 - 10pm - Topic Focus Groups or Open hacking
    8 - 8:30pm Civic Hacking 101 w/ Vyki Englert

     

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    Directions

    Please walk to the back of the lot to the exterior stairwell on your left and walk up to the third floor.

    • Transit - Walking distance from the Gold Line at 1st and Alameda at Little Tokyo stop.
    • Bicycle - You know the drill, several staple type racks available on Traction Ave.
    • Parking - Paid parking available:
        • at 830 Traction Ave in the adjacent lot,
        • additional lots located at 360 S Alameda and 399 S Hewitt St,
        • or metered street parking in the neighborhood.
  • Civic Hack Night: Housing LA's Homeless

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 74 rsvps
    Impact Hub LA in Los Angeles, CA

    Please join us for another Civic Hack Night at Impact Hub LA. This month we're teaming up with Net Impact to host a panel on housing LA's homeless. We'll have an hour panel with local subject experts, and afterwards break out into topic discussion groups. As always you're welcome to continue hacking on your own projects.

    Please note, this month our event is starting 30 minutes earlier, at 6:30pm.

    We’ll provide space, pizza, and beer. Bring your passion and your laptop.

    Special Guests / Speakers

    • Jenn Ma-Pham, Director of Specialized Programs and Technical Assistance Downtown Women's Center
    • Jonathan E. Sherin, M.D., Ph.D. Veteran Advocate
    • Chris KoDirector of Systems and Innovations United Way of Greater Los Angeles
    • Martice MillsDirector of Business Development for the Southern California Region Clearinghouse CDFI
    • Andrea MarchettiExecutive Director Jovenes, Inc

    More Details

    Eventbrite signup from Net Impact

    Program

    6:30pm - Doors open, pizza / beer
    7 - 8pm - Panel on Housing LA's Homeless with Net Impact
    8 - 10pm - Topic Focus Groups or Open hacking
    8 - 8:30pm Civic Hacking 101 w/ Vyki Englert 


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    Directions

    Please walk to the back of the lot to the exterior stairwell on your left and walk up to the third floor.

    • Transit - Walking distance from the Gold Line at 1st and Alameda at Little Tokyo stop.
    • Bicycle - You know the drill, several staple type racks available on Traction Ave.
    • Parking - Paid parking available:
        • at 830 Traction Ave in the adjacent lot,
        • additional lots located at 360 S Alameda and 399 S Hewitt St,
        • or metered street parking in the neighborhood.
  • Civic Hack Night: Mental Health Data

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 49 rsvps
    Impact Hub LA in Los Angeles, CA

    Please join us for another Civic Hack Night at Impact Hub LA. This month our focus is on mental health data.

    We’ll provide space, pizza, and beer. Bring your passion and your laptop.

    Special Guests / Speakers

    Program

    7:00 PM - Doors, Food and Refreshments Available
    7:30 PM - Lightning Talks and General Q&A
    8:15 PM - Project Brainstorming Session with Experts
    9:30 PM - Next Steps and Goodnight!

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    Directions

    Please walk to the back of the lot to the exterior stairwell on your left and walk up to the third floor.

    • Transit - Walking distance from the Gold Line at 1st and Alameda at Little Tokyo stop.
    • Bicycle - You know the drill, several staple type racks available on Traction Ave.
    • Parking - Paid parking available:
        • at 830 Traction Ave in the adjacent lot,
        • additional lots located at 360 S Alameda and 399 S Hewitt St,
        • or metered street parking in the neighborhood.
  • Hack Night - 17 May 2016

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 06:00 PM · 33 rsvps
    LACI in Los Angeles, CA

    New time, location and dare I say it, weekly. And yes, you read that correctly, weekly not monthly, starting May 17th and continuing every Tuesday! To make this night possible, a BIG shout out to our new partner LACI, who is letting you us use their space every Tuesday! Please show them some love on social media and If you know anyone who is looking for an awesome place to work out of, shoot us a note and we will connect you with all the right people!

    We encourage everyone to come with an idea for something to "hack" on. This can be a fully formed idea for an app or program, or just a civic topic you think technoloy can help with. No worries if you don't have one; we'll have some extra ideas for projects you can join.

    We have limited space, so please don’t wait to claim your spot. As always, if you have any questions or concerns - please don’t hesitate to email

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  • Hack Night - 24 May 2016

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 06:00 PM · 28 rsvps
    La Kretz Innovation Campus in Los Angeles, CA

    New time, location and dare I say it, weekly. And yes, you read that correctly, weekly not monthly, starting May 17th and continuing every Tuesday! To make this night possible, a BIG shout out to our new partner LACI, who is letting you us use their space every Tuesday! Please show them some love on social media and If you know anyone who is looking for an awesome place to work out of, shoot us a note and we will connect you with all the right people!

    We encourage everyone to come with an idea for something to "hack" on. This can be a fully formed idea for an app or program, or just a civic topic you think technoloy can help with. No worries if you don't have one; we'll have some extra ideas for projects you can join.

    We have limited space, so please don’t wait to claim your spot. As always, if you have any questions or concerns - please don’t hesitate to email

    Big thanks to our sponsor: LACI_Logo.jpg

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    By RSVP'ing you acknowledge you have read and agreed to the contents of the Hack for LA code of conduct