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Are you a person with the ability

to get things done?

Do you want to make Baltimore City better for everyone? HACK BALTIMORE Needs You! You the heroes we have been waiting for.

HACK BALTIMORE is the first FREE , citywide innovation event that teams up technologists, civic leaders and city residents to design “sustainable” solutions for Baltimore’s biggest challenges.

WHO DO WE NEED

HACK BALTIMORE is looking for ways to engage Baltimore residents and organizations of all backgrounds and experiences. You don’t have to be a technologist to be a part of this broad civic tech movement, but if we’re going to start restoring faith in our institutions we need everyone to show up and support Baltimore with the tools, gifts, and talents we already have!

HOW TO ENGAGE

For ways to engage with Hack Baltimore please see below or CONTACT for more information.

VOLUNTEER

If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the organizing committee please submit a request

SPONSOR

We have multiple sponsorship levels and opportunities. Please see

PARTNER

In kind partnerships are also available. Please submit your request

PARTICIPATE

If you would like to form or join a team for the Hack Baltimore weekend, please fill out the informational form

VOLUNTEER

If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the organizing committee please submit a request

SPONSOR

We have multiple sponsorship levels and opportunities. Please see

PARTNER

In kind partnerships are also available. Please submit your request

PARTICIPATE

If you would like to form or join a team for the Hack Baltimore weekend, please fill out the informational form

ABOUT HACK BALTIMORE

HACK BALTIMORE is the first FREE , city-wide innovation event that teams up technologists, civic leaders and city residents to design “sustainable” solutions for Baltimore’s biggest challenges. 

We recognize America’s deepening inequality in the areas that affect our communities most, i.e., Housing, Education, Public Safety, Workforce Development, Health & Wellness, and Transportation.

 <HB> dares to suggest that “the heroes we have been waiting for are right in our backyard.” 

Join HACK BALTIMORE for a HACKATHON OF ALL HACKATHONS.

CIVIC HACKERS & CITY RESIDENTS FROM ACROSS BALTIMORE WILL SHOWCASE NEW IDEAS, COLLABORATE WITH COMMUNITY CHANGE-MAKERS AND LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY TO POSITIVELY IMPACT BALTIMORE

HACK BALTIMORE gets people off the sidelines and provides the tech community a chance to collaborate with Baltimore residents to create the change we want to see.

Baltimore is a unique and vibrant city, and though there are many reasons why we’re called “Charm City”, we tend to make the news for our flaws rather than our strengths. And hackathons are a great way to engage the broader community to explore technology as a way to help solve them.

CONTACT US

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HOW DOES

HACK BALTIMORE WORK?

4.- During the HACK BALTIMORE techfest teams will be *grouped into categories based on their key focus area. Those groups will then showcase their solutions throughout the weekend event.

    1. Solutions will be judged based on the team’s ability to create a minimum viable product (MVP) and provide a plan for growth and sustainment of the project following the hackathon weekend.
HOW DOES

HACK BALTIMORE WORK?

3.- The challenges are highlighted on the HACK BALTIMORE City Backlog where they will be shared for a city-wide *TEAM SELECTION.

  • WHAT IS A HACK BALTIMORE *Team?
    1. A group of community members with different sets of skills who meet consistently to build or help build digital tools for the public good.
    1. How do you form a HACK BALTIMORE *Team?
      1. Form a team of 5 to 10 civic hackers from within your company or from across Baltimore’s tech community.
      2. Identify the civic challenge your team will solve from the vetted challenges on portal.hackbatlimore.io 
      3. Create a Cool Team Name
      4. Teams will begin working immediately to create a sustainable technology solution to address the challenge selected.
HOW DOES

HACK BALTIMORE WORK?

1.- HACK BALTIMORE, in collaboration with Baltimore community leaders and city agencies, will identify challenges impacting Baltimore by using our *HB City Backlog

  • a.- The *Hack Baltimore City Backlog is a portal created by HB to capture concerns and increase transparency of the ideas being worked on in Baltimore.
HOW DOES

HACK BALTIMORE WORK?

  • HACK BALTIMORE will host *Design Jams throughout the city. This is where Baltimore civic techs, industry thought-leaders, community advocates and engaged citizens discuss and vet the *HB challenges submitted. 
  • *What Is a Design Jam?
  1. HACK BALTIMORE is hosting the “next-level” in brainstorming sessions for “doers” like you. 
    1. Baltimore design-thinking and tech professionals, civic leaders, community advocates and engaged Baltimore residents are invited to collaborate and discuss sustainable technology solutions for the challenges impacting Baltimore. 
    2. HB DESIGN JAM sessions are FREE to participate w/ registration.
    3. If you are interested in hosting and/or facilitating a HB DESIGN JAM session in your space or location please request our HACK BALTIMORE sponsorship package
  • *What are HB challenges?
    1. HB challenges are issues submitted to City Backlog that are categorized based on six key focus areas, housing, transportation, public safety, health & wellness, workforce development, and education. 
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