International Hackathon Brings Technologists, Community Leaders Together

Join Tiphub for the Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking. The DDC is a global day of advocacy and international hackathon that brings together technologists and community leaders in Nairobi, Kenya; Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; Oakland, California; Atlanta and Washington, D.C., to devise innovative solutions and build prototypes in support of our 2015 featured participants: Asante Africa Foundation, the Peace Corps, BudgIT, The Dream Defenders and the United Negro College Fund. Think the hackathon during TechAfrique but on a global scale.

Founded on the notion that the Diaspora and local communities innately hold the keys to their own empowerment, the goal is to leverage technology to unlock the insights and ingenious of Africa and members of the African Diaspora to improve quality of life for all.

During the day, attendees will convene at one of eight-plus locations: Nairobi; Accra; Johannesburg, South Africa; Lagos; New York; D.C.; Atlanta; San Francisco/Oakland; London and Amsterdam. Upon arrival, participants will break out into teams and spend the duration of the event strategizing on and building solutions to overcome technical challenges that our featured organizations, like the Peace Corps, are facing.

Register now by visiting civichacking.tiphub.org

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