Hackathon Reporting

Prison Policy group presenting at Hack for Western Mass

Hackathon participants are encourage to post updates and reports about their groups’ progress using our website’s blog.

Users will need to register for an account and their account will need to be approved by any of the organizers. Once your account is approved, you’ll be able to log in and author a blog post. If you tag your blog post with the challenge(s) the post is associated with, you can filter at the blog page to see just the posts for your project. And you can also subscribe to a feed with the posts from each project.

Distribute a press release!
If your post is worthy of distributing as a press release, please notify one of our organizers.

Submit your project for national recognition!
Submit your projects and stories to show the national Hack for Change organizers that Western Mass has world-class civic hackers. Submitting also gives you a chance to be featured on hackforchange.org and to score an invitation to the White House in July. Did you get hooked on civic hackingthis weekend? Learn something new? What did you create, and who does it help? Stories and projects don’t have to be perfect or even finished – you can always re-submit by the end of June. But please get them in as soon as possible to make sure we’re on their radar.

Stay in touch with each other and keep on hacking!
We really hope to continue the momentum of this weekend and find more opportunities to bring people together to create awesome things that make our community better. Join this Google group to continue collaborating and to watch for announcements about future events.

Read about some great things.
Check out the “storified” stream of social media from last year’s Hackathon we’ve curated into a great narrative of the weekend.

More to Contribute?
Did you take photos last weekend? Add them to our flickr pool!
Put a link on twitter tagged #hfcwesternma.

Make it even better next time!
Please take our event survey and let us know what worked well and what we could do to improve things next time.

Thank you for documenting your work! 

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