Free Workshop: Hackathon 101

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Event Overview

Just what is a hackathon, anyway? What is a civic hackathon?

Join us at Capital Factory for our first workshop leading up to ATX Hack for Change 2016, and learn how anyone, even people without a coding background, can hack for Austin. We'll show you just how you can take your skills - any skills, from dog walking to competitive eating - and put them to use on a project. We'll also showcase the types of projects we have worked on over the past 4 years.

Whether you are interested in being a Hacker or a Project Champion, we will cover the basics of what you need to get started, and the tools you'll be utilizing in this engaging Q&A.

A big thanks to our sponsors Dabble and MakerSquare in making this event possible along with our hosts: St. Edward's University, Open Austin and the City of Austin Innovation Office.

This workshop will take place in the 16th floor classroom at Capital Factory which is located in the Omni Hotel. Take the elevators in the triangular lobby to the 16th floor and you will be greeted at the front desk.

YES, dinner will be served at 7 p.m. so make sure to arrive early to get it while it's hot!

What to Bring

Laptop, iPad, Note-taking Tools

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

Refreshments + Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policy

There are currently no upcoming dates scheduled for this Dabble. Log in to an account message the host or add to your bucket list to be automatically notified when new dates are posted.


Open Austin

Open Austin is a volunteer citizen brigade advocating for open government, open data, and civic application development since 2009. We are an official brigade affiliated with the nonprofit Code for America which believes government can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century. Open Austin is focused on the needs of our own community and we use design, technology, and open data to improve the quality of life in our city.

St. Edward's University

St. Edward’s is a dynamic Catholic, liberal arts university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. For more than a decade, we’ve been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Austin, Texas, with partner universities in 16 countries, our impact extends across the globe.

City of Austin Innovation Office

The Innovation Office help diverse and inclusive teams examine challenges and opportunities to surface better ideas and solutions that make a lasting, positive impact. The Innovation Office works with internal and external partners to develop, test, organize, and encourage innovative projects with the goal of fostering a culture of innovation within the City of Austin.


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