Civic Hacking


National Day of Civic Hacking in Milwaukee


Milwaukee, WI – May 16, 2015

On June 6, 2015, Milwaukee Data Initiative leads a oneday civic hacking event dedicated to improving Milwaukee in coordination with local businesses, nonprofits, and government at the Radio Milwaukee Community Room. A part of Code for America’s National Day of Civic Hacking, Milwaukee Data Initiative (MDI) is cohosting an eighthour hackathon at 220 E Pittsburgh Ave. with 88nine Radio Milwaukee, The Mandel Group, Red Arrow Software, Brenner Brewing, DreamMKE, Bucketworks and SmartWave.Radio Milwaukee and Mandel Group are partnering to offer an inspiring workspace in Radio Milwaukee's Community Room for community groups and small businesses to gather, converse, and build stronger alliances within the innovative neighborhood of Walker’s Point. Representatives from the City of Milwaukee, local businesses, and nonprofits will be on site to provide knowledge and expertise while individuals with a nontechnical backgrounds are sought to bring realworld experience on topics such as Public Health & Safety, Education, and Mapping. Software developers from Red Arrow Labs will be volunteering to lead teams on specific goals and individuals and students are invited to bring their own ideas to collaborate on. A closing presentation allows each team to present their work to local business, nonprofits and governance so the work can continue yearround. Finally, the day concludes with an afterparty and networking event at Brenner Brewing, 706 S 5th St, Milwaukee WI 53204.

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Agenda – June 6, 2015
9:00 – Check in
1:00 – Lunch
5:00 – Wrapup
7:00 – Presentation
8:30 – After Party and Network Event

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Not familiar with the National Civic Days of Hacking?

National Day of Civic Hacking is an international event that will take place June 6, 2015, in cities around the world. The event will bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publiclyreleased data, code and technology to improve our communities and the governments that serve them. Anyone can participate; you don’t have to be an expert in technology, you just have to care about your neighborhood and community.

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About Milwaukee Data Initiative:

Milwaukee Data Initiative(MDI) is a local cooperative founded in 2011. As a constellation of hackers, entrepreneurs, and citizens; MDI is dedicated to improving Milwaukee through civic data. Focused on innovation, MDI advocates for open civic data to help local governance respond to the needs of its community, spotlights homegrown startups centered on open data, and coordinates with local nonprofits to host educational coworking events for individuals of all skill levels. More information can be found at:

About Red Arrow Labs:

Red Arrow Labs, a Dohmen Company, works with clients to build high impact, high quality technology solutions that drive their business. Headquartered in Milwaukee's Third Ward, with locations across the country, Red Arrow is a premier employer of technical architects, developers, usability and front end designers, testers and project managers. Find us at

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