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March 24: Democracy Hack Night

On March 24, join us for a hack night about technology and democracy. We’ll have great sample projects and a series of lightning talks about voting, tech, data, and the democratic process. For this event, we’ve partnered with the League of Women Voters. It’s part of a series of democracy-themed events throughout March. More details coming soon!

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What is participatory budgeting?

Sketch City is working on a participatory budgeting pilot program in the Houston area. But what exactly does that mean? PB is an easy-to-understand, deliberate way of engaging people in the democratic process. In involves crowdsourcing ideas and letting citizens vote on which ideas get implemented. Here’s a great video from the Participatory Budgeting Project: We’re exploring several pilot programs …

What are civic hack nights?

Civic hack nights are free, 2.5 hour events where people get together to work on projects for the public good. It’s part working, part networking, 100% good times. Here is a video from last October’s hack night. Who attends civic hack nights? The event is open to the public. Attendees include software developers, designers, academic researchers, data journalists, high school …