Create an app to enhance our electoral process, help citizens engage in their communities, or help facilitate online activism.
For one weekend, PDF:Applied is bringing leading civic “hackers” together with practitioners in government and NGOs to build tools that enhance civic life through technology-driven innovation. Participants will work to build applications that address specific civic needs in keeping with this year’s “Internet is the New Political Power” PDF conference theme.
Brought to you by Personal Democracy Media, with generous support from our sponsors Microsoft, AT&T, ThoughtWorks, ChallengePost and GAFFTA, the goal this year is to produce working solutions to problems and challenges our society faces in the areas of:
- Election Participation
- Community Engagement
- Advocacy / Activism
Saturday, June 9
10:00 - 10:30 - Registration and breakfast
10:30 - 11:30 - Welcome and project descriptions (1 minute pitches)
11:30 - 12:30 - Breakout groups for problem brainstorming
12:30 - 1:00 - Brainstorming ends, work groups are created
1:00 - 1:30 - Lunch arrives, working lunch
1:30 - 7:00 - Groups work on their ideas
7:00 - 8pm - “Hacky Hour”, Dinner
8pm - whenever - Hacking continues
Sunday, June 10
10:00 - 10:30 - Registration and breakfast / Demos are set up
10:30 - Work commences
1:00 - 1:30 - Working lunch
1:30 - 3:00 - Work continues
3:00 - 4:30 - Presentation to judges and participants
4:30 - 5:30 - Awards
Please direct any questions or feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Cloud Computing, Microsoft U.S. Public Sector
Chairman, Re:imagine Group
Founder and Chairman, Front Seat
President, AT&T New York
Founder and Chairman, ThoughtWorks
Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University
Quality of the Idea
Including creativity and originality
Implementation of the Idea
Including user experience and design
On the areas of election participation, community engagement, or advocacy / activism
How to enter
Hacks must be entered by 2:30 PM Sunday, June 10 prior to the start of presentations at 3!
Every team member:
- Click "Accept this Challenge".
- Create an account or login using an existing ChallengePost account at http://pdfapplied.challengepost.com. This step ensures that all team members are recognized for judging and prizes.
- Be sure to read the rules.
Team leader: complete the Enter an Application form on behalf of your team by 3:00 PM Sunday, June 10. Be sure to enter all your team members on the form.
What to include:
- The name of your app
- A description of your app: explain how it addresses challenges in the areas of election participation, community engagement, or advocacy/activism
- At least one image/screenshot of your app
- A website where your app can be accessed
- A video of your app
- Supporting files, etc.