Join and support more than a hundred computer programmers gathering in South Gate on the weekend of January 15-17, 2016 competing for thousands of dollars in prizes and creating solutions to some of the toughest problems residents of the Southeast Cities face every day.
The Southern California Latino Policy Center in partnership with Sabio, East LA College, City of Cudahy, City of Huntington Park, and the City of South Gate, proposes to organize a “hackathon” to bring coders/web developers from the region together to spend a weekend working on software solutions to address these and other challenges facing the residents of the Southeast Cities.
These developers will compete in teams to create software solutions (apps) for use by Southeast Cities residents. In addition, Sabio proposes to conduct coding “classes/workshop” during the Hackathon for any interested residents, particularly targeting ELAC students, interested in tech careers.
Our awesome sponsors, like AT&T are making this all possible!
Programmers will focus on a number of challenges that residents of this region face including:
• Heavy traffic issues due to congestion / finding parking • Public Transportation • Lack of open space • Affordable child care • Lack of healthy food options • Health and fitness • Water conservation • City government transparency and accountability
- WeHack/Southeast Cities will start at 5:30 pm on a Friday afternoon with a short launch event
- The event continues through the weekend with nightly breaks from midnight until 7am.
- Cash awards will be offered to Hackathon Teams coming up with winning software and app solutions.
- $3,000 First Prize and $1,500 Second Prizes will be awarded
- Food and drinks will be made available to all participants and spectators
- The winning software applications will become available, free, to all Southeast Cities residents
Liliana Aide Monge
Southern California Latino Policy Center