Interface, Open Nebraska partner for free half-day civic hacking workshop

Those interested in using local government data to create tools to promote civic engagement have a good opportunity to experiment Saturday morning.

Open Nebraska and Interface Web School have partnered for a half-day workshop in Omaha called “Introduction to Civic Hacking.”

Those interested in using local government data to create tools to promote civic engagement have a good opportunity to experiment Saturday morning.

Open Nebraska and Interface Web School have partnered for a half-day workshop in Omaha called “Introduction to Civic Hacking.”

The workshop wants to introduce students to the foundations of civic hacking, including ideas and main concepts of using public data to create tools for citizens. Participants will get some hands-on work using public data sets and are asked to bring their own laptops.

The free event is Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon at Interface School in the Wareham Building, 1624 Mike Fahey St. You can register here.

Rebecca Stavick, co-founder of Open Nebraska and a development specialist at Omaha Public Library, will lead the workshop.

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