Nashville Software School
500 Interstate Blvd S
September 23, 2017
Join us as we work together to understand and improve life for residents of Nashville and the State of Tennessee. We need your critical thinking and problem solving skills on hand to ideate, analyze, consult, and create.
The Nashville Day of Civic Hacking happens in conjunction with the National Day of Civic Hacking, a nationwide hackathon orchestrated in cities across the U.S. The NDoCH is an opportunity roll up our sleeves, get involved, and work together to improve our society.
See our Code of Conduct here. Please understand that we take it very seriously.
Transparency, collaboration, participation, and humanity. As an organization, we look to the Open Data movement as a big step in the right direction.
We find that personal experience is a powerful motivator in working to address a community's needs, and that information and technology literacy can be a path to representation.
We seek to encourage STEM education by providing an environment to explore the practical application of technology leveraged for the public good.
Novices are always welcome. If you are worried about your ability to contribute, come prepared to work with more experienced people and learn.
Get in touch, we'd love to talk to you about your idea.
Bring your laptop, charging cables, and any other cool gadgets for testing and development.
Come with some time in the morning to work with attendees to help them understand your organization, the pain points you face, the nature of the work you do, and any other relevant information.
We don't ask that you stay all day, just that you make someone available by phone, video chat, SMS, or other means for the attendees to reach you with questions.
Come with a mindset geared toward crafting solutions without code where possible. Our stakeholders will likely have needs that you can satisfy with some straightforward technical expertise.
Salesforce config problem? Totally doable. IFTTT/Zapier setup? Very doable and easy to modify in future. We live and breathe this stuff, so I challenge you to work the most miracles for your stakeholder with the least amount of code possible. Work to clear the obstacles from their work, then don't be surprised if you find opportunities to dig into something deeper.