Governor Wolf Announces “Code4PA” Hackathon to Promote Innovation and Civic Engagement
September 28, 2017
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the first two-city hackathon happens in Harrisburg and Philadelphia this weekend with participants using commonwealth open data to improve public services, increase transparency and drive innovation.
“Code4PA is the next step in the evolution of the commonwealth’s open data initiative,” said Governor Wolf. “For the past year, we have worked to increase the number of open data sets available online to the public. Code4PA provides a competitive and collaborative venue for participants to use our data to create new insights and solutions.”
Over 200 technology professionals, designers, entrepreneurs, students and others have registered for the hackathon, which will take place this weekend in Harrisburg and Philadelphia. The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Code for Philly, Technology Council for Central PA and industry sponsors are providing the facilities, hardware, software and other support for the event.
“We are pleased for the opportunity to partner with higher education, the private sector and our citizens to harness the potential of open data to produce better results, better decisions and better government for those we serve,” said Governor Wolf.
Participants will continue to work on their projects after the hackathon and present them to a panel of judges on Nov. 4. Winners will receive special recognition from the commonwealth.
Event website: https://www.code4pa.tech/