The Civic Hackers of Hack Baltimore (HB) recently celebrated their company’s launch at the Mosaic, located inside of Power Plant Live, in Downtown Baltimore. This event featured civic innovation demos, virtual reality experiences and much more. This event gave Baltimoreans a sneak peek for what is to come in the city’s first free civic tech festival, hackathon and showcase, happening on May 8-10 at the UMBC Columbus Center stationed Downtown.
The city-wide innovation event will bring together Baltimore’s diverse communities, including teams of technologists, civic leaders, and city residents, to design and develop sustainable technology solutions for the challenges impacting Baltimore City. The challenges fall within six focus areas: housing, education, transportation, public safety, health and wellness, and workforce development.
HB’s Chairman Delali Dzirasa and State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby closed out the night by urging attendees to make the community aware of Hack Baltimore, as their main goal is to to design and develop sustainable technology solutions for the challenges impacting Baltimore City.