Indy Chamber hosts first-ever Hackathon

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indy Chamber hosted it’s first-ever open data Hackathon on Saturday.

Indianapolis is one of 76 cities worldwide participating in the National Day of Civic Hacking. About 150 people gathered at Speak Easy in Broad Ripple for the event.

This event was an opportunity for people to get excited about government information and what they can do with it.

“The concept of National Day of Civic Hacking is to connect public officials, the community and all around data and building apps that have good civic impact,” Brian Norris with Soical Health Insights said.

Indiana’s 5th District Congresswoman Susan Brooks was also at the event to discuss recent activity around open data at the federal level.

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