Join us at the VIP Hackathon on April 30, 2012

In this hot-button election year, Pew and its partners at Microsoft, Google, and AT&T are inviting you to roll up your sleeves and help make a difference. On April 30, 2012, join Pew, Microsoft, the Sunlight Foundation, and many others as we unleash the potential of this amazing and timely collection of civic data at the VIP Hackathon.

What tools do you need to be a better citizen? What app would get your friends out to the voting booth? What data would benefit your local board of elections? Come mash, hack, and mindmeld with other civic hackers and problem-solve these and other exciting questions.

The VIP Hackathon will take place in Arlington, VA. Register today.

Also, be sure to register for Transparency Camp 2012.

Transparency Camp is an “unconference” for opengov: an event where, each year, journalists, developers, technologists, policy-makers, government officials, students, academics, wonks, and everyone in between gather together to share their knowledge about how to use new technologies and policies to make our government really work for the people—and to help our people work smarter with our government.  The Sunlight Foundation has included a “VIP camper” ticket to make it easy to say you’re going to the hackathon, too.

Michelle Shim