wehack: Southeast Cities – NEW DATE!

hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers, and others involved in software development and hardware development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects. ~Wikipedia

Hackathon_TLV_2013_-_31Join more than a hundred computer programmers gathering in South Gate on the weekend of January 15-17, 2016 competing for thousands of dollars in prizes and creating solutions to some of the toughest problems residents of the Southeast Cities face every day.

The Southern California Latino Policy Center in partnership with Sabio, East LA College, and the Cities of Cudahy, South Gate and Huntington Park, is organizing a “hackathon” to bring coders/web developers from the region together to spend a weekend working on software solutions to address these and other challenges facing the residents of the Southeast Cities. These developers will compete in teams to create software solutions (apps) for use by Southeast Cities residents. In addition, Sabio will conduct coding “classes/workshop” during the Hackathon for any interested residents, particularly targeting ELAC students, interested in tech careers.

WeHack Challenges

  • Heavy traffic issues due to congestion / finding parking
  • Public Transportation
  • Lack of open space
  • Affordable child care
  • Lack of healthy food options
  • Health and fitness
  • Water conservation
  • City government transparency and accountability

Thanks to our sponsors! AT&T, California Resources Corp., Best Best & Krieger, Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy, and EC Hispanic Media

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