National Day of Civic Hacking & Western Mass

We've been talking about the National Day of Civic Hacking for several months now. NPP sponsored the local event, Hack for Western Mass and is proud to report that it was a rousing success. 

Throught the weekend, 95 civic hackers, including some in training, gathered at the University of Massachusetts to solve nine local challenges using technology. Not only was NPP a sponsor, we also helped organize the event, and we pitched our own challenge. Some great people from the community hacked the federal budget with us, and we'll post those stories in the next few days.

In the meantime, here's a summary of all the action. Thanks to everyone who made Hack for Western Mass possible by donating their time and expertise.