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#CodeforOakland 2012

On July 21st Code For Oakland held their second annual citywide hackathon. The theme for this year is "Building the Civic Web" and projects were focused primarily on increasing civic participation focusing on Open Data and economic development to urban foraging.

Storified by Kwan Booth · Sat, Jul 21 2012 15:51:02

Code for Oakland — Building Our Civic Web – One Day Hackathon …3 hours ago … Building Our Civic Web – One Day Hackathon – Sat July 21, 2012.
This way to #codeforoaklandboothism
Everyone should go! #Oakland RT @ryanj: The #CodeForOakland schedule for today – come join us! J2EE Developers
Hackers, photogs, students, community activists, Oakland and Alameda County staff, designers and just plan curious here at #codeforoaklandAngela Woodall
Amazing scene at #codeforoakland community hackathon. Everyone joined a hack team or discussion group. #innovate #OAK
Yes you can haz #codeforoakland tshirtsboothism
Packed house for #codeforoakland Booth
#codeforoakland So much incredible energy and great ideas at code for Oakland today!City of Oakland
#codeforoakland @codeforamerica opening master of ceremonies MC
#CodeforOakland Keynote @pahlkadot takes the stage @ Kaiser Center
Dear Citizens: "Don’t just lend your voices, lend your hands" -@pahlkadot #CodeForOakland #fbKrys
@codeforamerica showing the power of code – citizen connect & adopt a hydrant #codeforoaklandRomy Ilano
#codeforoakland isn’t just a #hackathon its a platform for citizens- Jen Palhka from @codeforamerica #codeforoaklandKwan Booth
"We have citizen journalists. We have citizen scientists. Where are the citizen citizens?" @pahlkadot #codeforoakland "Here in this room.."Tim O’Reilly
@codeforamerica shows how coding empowered smart people to connect citizens with the Honolulu government! Here citizens adopted sirens #codeforoaklandRomy Ilano
@thesteve0 talking about Openshift. #codeforoakland Booth
RedHat’s OpenShift: an open source equivalent to Heroku. Free accounts/upgrades for those hacking at #codeforoaklandTim O’Reilly
"if you have one person you have someone with a pet peeve. If you have 10, you have a movement." #codeforoaklandAngela Woodall
Go to & for #codeforoakland data sets todayVictoria Bogdan
Want to learn more about #ForageCity well we’ll be presenting soon at #CodeForOaklandYR Mobile Action Lab
Keep an eye on the $500 prize for app reuse at #codeforoaklandjack madans
Here’s the Google Moderator page for the #codeforoakland hackathon idea pitches Lots of great ideas!Tim O’Reilly
Pitches #codeforoakland
If you want to use some local Oakland data check out the @codeforamerica brigade project at #codeforoaklandEddie A Tejeda
Shawn Mcdougal from community democracy project talking about community involvement in city gov. #codeforoaklandboothism
at #codeforoakland, pitched "waywalking" mobile app to help pedestrians signal walk signs, cars, each other McCormick
Loving all the great ideas for improving our community! #codeforoaklandEddy Merino
@ReginaldJames #pimpmybustop awesome idea #codeforoaklandKrea Gomez
How can we use technology and social tools to make cities more independent and self sustaining? Hyper-locality in action. #codeforoaklandThaddeus Howze
Hacking starts with the furniture #codeforoakland
Impressed with how @spjika is managing/organizing flow of #codeforoakland. Great use of Google Moderator to drive in-person group formingTim O’Reilly
#codeforoakland a few ideas on the board… #civichack @codeforoakland Bogdan
Aaaand they’re off! #codeforoakland is officially started. Groups are formed & hacking will begin soon.Kwan Booth
Getting a team of youth ready for #codeforoakland. #technology is NOT RESTRICTED BY AGE. An @ Kaiser Center Booth
An Oakland wiki, urban gardening, PimpMyBusStop, an SMS CopWatch app, and many more great ideas. This should be fun! #codeforoaklandryan
Hey #CodeForOakland, we’re working on the Bike Pump Share idea and could use a designer of some sort, find us next to the Youth Radio table!Adam Jacob Becker
Loving the idea of #codeforoakland. Would love to know how to get involved! #Oakland #communitywrki
Will there b opportunities beyond #codeforoakland event to help build apps for #Oakland, esp for those who couldn’t make it? @spjikaJohn C. Osborn
What is the plan for consolidating these program ideas, organizing them, structuring them and supporting their development? #codeforoaklandThaddeus Howze
‘I want on Oakland.’ #codeforoakland
Hacking the Oakland Budget at #codeforoakland. Codes will be coded.Tom Fite
Breakout sessions #codeforoakland
Delicious nectarines from Mandela marketplace in the #foragecity scavenger hunt. Thanks @yrapplab! #codeforoaklandTeresa Chin
Teachers at #codeforoakland @ Kaiser Center
Hacking education at #codeforoakland with students from Oakland tech @ Kaiser Center
#tech #diversity at #codeforoaklandboothism
@localwiki workshop about our @oaklandwiki #codeforoakland A Tejeda
Working with young people at #codeforoakland #tech #diversityboothism
there are at least 4 talented developers helping 3 high school kids out at #codeforoakland – the passion is in #oaklandromyilano
Experienced developers help Oakland high kids build their own learning web app #codeforoaklandRomy Ilano
RT @romyilano: San Jose should copy all the cool open gov stuff at #codeforoakland – we have tons of smart techies!Eddie A Tejeda
it’d be cool to see education hackathons for east #sanjose kids! #codeforoakland kids are building their own learning web apps todayromyilano
RT @ryanj: "hack the city budget" at #codeForOakland sounds like a major step in the right direction #transparency #opengov Bogdan
Walking tour, job, heritage, history, service, art directories… Starting points for @oaklandwiki being hashed out #codeforoaklandVictoria Bogdan
Feeling the city of Oakland love from Libby Schaaf, Deanna Santanna and @jeanquan @codeforoaklandAnca Mosoiu
#codeforoakland two hours til demo time. I’m super impressed so far with how far teams have come in a few hours! Bogdan
This is the fastest hackathon I’ve ever attended. Deadline is creeping up! #codeforoaklandAdrian
Great stuff being dreamed up at CodeforOakland turner
Helping someone scrape data off a terrible website. If they had used @Socrata, this wouldn’t have happened! #opendata #api #codeforoaklandClint Tseng