Make a positive impact on your community

Hack Michiana Map and LogoJoin us for the South Bend Day of Civic Hacking on Saturday, July 19. We’ve outgrown the space we have at The Branch, but we are still a proud sponsor of the event. This year’s theme aligns with Mayor Pete’s theme of “Community as Capacity.” In short, how can we make it easier for citizens to engage and tackle challenges that the municipal government either cannot, or should not, be addressing.

The City of South Bend, our municipal partner with the Hack Michiana Code for America Brigade, is helping connect us to neighborhood groups and residents who have real needs that data and technology can help address. We can help renters avoid renting from unscrupulous, irresponsible, landlords. Every human should have the opportunity to find housing that is well managed and maintained. How can we help older citizens, or those who are unable to keep up with outdoor activities like snow shoveling in the winter? There are citizens and students who are willing to help, if only we can connect them to those who need assistance. Again, that can be tackled with data and technology. Lastly, how can we help today’s young people begin to engage in computer programming? Help us hack the code curriculum.

But, WE NEED YOU!

Join us, and make a real lasting impact.

This year, the event will be at Indiana University South Bend’s campus. Find more information at the Hack Michiana Code for America Brigade site, or use the EventBrite form below to register. We look forward to seeing you there!