Johns Hopkins University’s Biannual Hackathon

This past weekend, Johns Hopkins University hosted their biannual hacckathon, HopHacks. The focus of this event was improving urban living.

via Johns Hopkins University

For inspiration, community liaisons from the Baltimore City Council have compiled a list of real-world, high-priority community issues that need solving, and hackers will have access to city data.

“Baltimore is a city of millennials, and we’re fortunate to benefit from their energy, enthusiasm, and innovative approach to identifying solutions that make city living better,” said Catherine E. Pugh, mayor of Baltimore City. “Smart city government means depending on smart individuals who offer approaches that might not have been considered. I’m eager for the good ideas and insights that students here in our community will generate, and those from across the country, and welcome the best ideas that will support our efforts to move our city forward.”

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