logo-1For many people, this weekend will be a time to relax and kick back and enjoy the beginning of summer.
But not for a group of dedicated citizens in San Antonio and Austin. They will be hacking away for free to make the world a better place for everyone.
Saturday is the National Day of Civic Hacking.
San Antonio and Austin are two of 79 cities and 98 civic hacking events taking place from May 31st to June 1st, according to Government Technology.
San Antonio’s Civic Day of Hacking takes place at Geekdom’s Rand building starting at 10 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m.
“This year, openSATX and Geekdom have partnered with CODE for AMERICA to host Cafe Commerce, an entrepreneurial incubator launched by ACCÍON and the Office if the Mayor last month,” according to a news release. “Using city data, we hope to build real-time applications that will ignite local business.”
This will be the second time Austin has held a National Day of Civic Hacking. Its program, ATX Hack for Change, will be held at St. Edwards University. It kicks off Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and it is sold out. A demonstration of the projects developed during the event will be held Sunday night.