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Alaska Hackathon this weekend April 20-21


Civic hackers gather at Alaska Hackathon to help Alaska non-profits succeed

Talented developers willing to give up their weekend to make a better community through use of data
Anchorage, AK –
What: On April 20-21, the Alaska software development community will gather at the Mountain View Service Center to use their skills to develop software solutions for projects presented by Alaska non-profits.
One such project is the “Mountain View: Past and Present” project submitted by the Anchorage Community Land Trust which looks to further expand the intrinsic value of the Mountain View area by developing an augmented reality app highlighting past and present images and art installations in the Mountain View area which could also be expanded city and statewide.
Other projects include “Taste Trader”, “Citizen Weed Warriors”, “Fishery/Maritime Interactive Mapping”, and “Access Alaska Social/Interactive Accessibility Map.”
A full list of projects is available www.alaskahackathon.org/nonprofits.
Why: Non-profits are an integral part of a great community and by helping them to succeed, we are helping our community succeed. Many non-profits don't have the resources for a dedicated development team, but we have many talented developers willing to give their time to make our home a better place through better use of data. According to one developer participating, “Why the heck not...”
Who: Code gurus, database ninjas, people with development skills willing to lend a hand for the betterment of the community and its non-profits.
Where: Mountain View Service Center
161 Klevin St.
Anchorage, AK 99508
When: April 20th, 8:00am-8:00pm, Project development and coding
            April 21st, 8:00am-3:00pm, Final project presentation – 1:00pm
For more information visit www.alaskahackathon.org

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