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The People’s Hackathon: Building Community Tech Solutions for Oakland

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

What if there was a community based approach for Oakland residents to share vetted resources, report issues, and support each other while feeling more heard and understood by their council members?

Currently, the City of Oakland provides a 311 mechanism to request city services to report illegal dumping, graffiti, potholes, encampments, building maintenance, and urgent infrastructure issues. However, residents at times are not sure if/when their reporting will be resolved and even if it’s been processed. There’s a missed opportunity in helping identify and uplift community approaches and resources in user-friendly approaches. There’s also a need to raise awareness of possible solutions at the intersections of civic engagement, technology, and community that is more user friendly, culturally relevant, and accessible to all residents.

We are looking for a community based solution that can help address the opportunity while leveraging technology.

10:00 am: Welcome Remarks
11:00 am Team Formation & Design Sprint
12:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm: Design Sprints
4:00pm: Food / Drinks
5:00pm: Presentation & Closing


June 17
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Hidden Genius Office
1441 Franklin Street Fourth Floor
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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