Solving Real Problems, Helping Real People.
What are the problems that need to be solved in our communities? Is there a technical aspect to real community problems? Could we catalyze the community by solving the problem with a prototype developed over a weekend? These are the questions that Maine Civic Hack Day seeks to answer.
The event will focus on building technical solutions, but it is not about the technology; it’s about solving the problems. Yes, it is an event that will draw technical experts, but the goal is to produce a workable solution that improves daily life for real people in our communities. The technical solutions we build will be built for a purpose, not just as an exercise.
On May 31st & June 1st, We Gather
We’ll come together prepared to put our heads together to solve problems in our community. The event will be hosted in Bangor but the work we do can make an impact at the municipal, regional, state, or national level.
Build A Prototype
A Civic Hack Day is an event that focuses on solving real problems in our communities with technology. A solution could take the form of a new web page or mobile application. It could be making new municipal data available to the public online. A solution could even take the form of some new hardware device. There’s no restriction on the implementation of the solution, as long as it effectively meets a need.