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Toward a More Resilient City: National Day of Civic Hacking 2017

Join us for a day of building a more resilient city
Join us for a day of building a more resilient city
Source: "Golden Gate Bridge from Twin Peaks (original image cropped but unaltered otherwise)" by Sam Gao is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The annual National Day of Civic Hacking is upon us. On Saturday, September 23rd, Code for San Francisco will bring together up to 100 people to consider how we can make our City more resilient in the face of disaster.

With Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the 8.0 earthquake off the coast of Mexico and even the recent heat wave in the Bay Area, we are being constantly reminded of how important recovery and resiliency is in a world with increasing threats, both natural and human-driven. We also know how important it is to contribute to recovery efforts elsewhere.

During this year’s event participants will:

  • Learn about what the City is doing to strengthen our own resiliency.
  • Engage in a hands-on disaster planning and recovery exercise.
  • Learn ways to contribute volunteer skills to resiliency efforts.
  • Contribute to projects that are aiding in resiliency and recovery here and in other communities.

Code for San Francisco has partnered with the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN), the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (DEM), DataSF and community members to develop the program.

DataSF will be on hand to provide help with available data and insights on how we can share data to prepare our neighborhoods. NEN and DEM will provide subject matter expertise and take participants through the exercise.

This is a timely and important conversation for us to be having and we encourage you to participate if you can. Ticket proceeds will be donated by Code for San Francisco to ongoing recovery efforts. Code for San Francisco wants this to be an inclusive event, so if the cost is a barrier, please reach out to [email protected] and they can waive the fee for you.

We look forward to seeing you there!