One weekend, infinite impact.

Austin’s second annual celebration of civic hacking.

May 31st – June 1st, 2014

St. Edward’s University Campus

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Change through Code.

You’ve got development skills that can change the world. Put them to use May 31 – June 1 at Austin’s second National Day of Civic Hacking event and work with other locals to change the world you live in. What do you want to change through code?


Public data has enormous potential to illustrate and affect the impact of human activity on the environment. What can we build and learn from available data on water and energy consumption in Austin, or electric car charging stations, or how wind and solar energy might impact our city and citizens?

Public Transit

What would make your commute better? Here’s your chance to affect your local transportation situation. Last year, hackers developed a framework utilizing Google Maps for voting on what would become Austin B-cycle’s bikeshare locations, which have since been installed and are now used daily.

Hunger & Food Waste

The foodie scene in Austin is something to be proud of, but we should also take pride in how we handle the food industry’s excess and the nutritional needs of our community. Keep Austin Fed set an inspiring example at last year’s Hackathon; how can we expand and innovate in this area?

Government Transparency

Open data and its connection to civic engagement set a perfect stage for hackathon project inspiration. Making this data accessible, understandable, and usable by techies and non-techies alike is a tough but worthy challenge.

Arts & Culture

What arts are you passionate about? Design? Music? We are the Live Music Capital of the World, after all. Let’s join our tradition of music, arts, and festivals with our blossoming love for technology and see where right brains meet left brains.


Health & Wellness

Austin has a wealth of outdoor and fitness opportunities, from hike and bike trails to open yoga classes. How can technology expand Austinites’ use of and access to these opportunities, as well as the greater health infrastructure of clinics and hospitals?

ATX Hack for Change is an event for all Austinites

How can you participate?

Hackers and Designers

Developers, designers, programmers, visualizers, Ruby, Python, C++, CSS, PHP, copywriting, information architecture, database gurus – whatever your expertise or language of choice, we want it. You’ve worked hard developing your skills; join us to use your powers for the greater good.

  • All skill sets related to the digital tech universe welcome
  • Collaborative, cooperative, non-competitive hacking environment
  • Perfect for first-time hackathon participants and seasoned hackers alike

Register to Hack

Register today through Eventbrite and stay informed in the lead up to the event. We’ll only send you the most important news and updates.

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Organizations and Activists

Calling all socially-minded and civically-impassioned Austinites! This is your chance to connect with creative, capable minds eager to use the latest web technology to help you and your organization fulfill your mission. Let us help you craft the tech solution you’ve been missing.

  • Event organizers are eager to work with you
  • Together, we’ll craft your project pitch one-sheet prior to May 31
  • We’ll help you brainstorm and vet ideas to get hackathon-ready

Submit Your Pitch

Reach out to us with your project ideas for the weekend and we’ll work together to prep your pitch for hackathon success.

Submit Project Idea

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