9th Annual Unconferenz is Free and Coming to Blaisdell on March 5th

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The 9th annual Unconferenz is being held Saturday, March 5th, 2016 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at The Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Sponsored by Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Office of Economic Development and organized by the Code for Hawaii Brigade, this year’s event will be free to the public.  The event will also be the local host for Code For America’s CodeAcross Hackathon and International Open Data Day.

The Unconferenz is a grassroots technology gathering of individuals across the community that come together to foster sharing and interaction.  Its mantra is to Create : Collaborate : Catalyze.

If you’re passionate about an issue in Hawaii, this is your conference as it’s given rise to a number of the local movements in technology. Utilizing an open-grid format, the conference is attendee driven – leading to a more energetic and engaged event.  It’s going to be a fun-filled day filled with discussions, demos, Ignite! Talks, and interaction. Read more and submit session topics at http://unconferenz.com

Civic engagement and open data will be the themes of the CodeAcross Hackathon being held on International Open Data Day (March 5th).

The CodeAcross track includes a room dedicated to workshops on topics including: open source, open data utilization and visualization, and introductions to GitHub.  Another room will be dedicated to the CodeAcross Hackathon, which will open with a discussion between civic participants and government stakeholders to identify potential projects. The remainder of the day will be dedicated to developing prototypes of civic technology projects with the aim for long term development potential beyond the event.

Registration is FREE — If you’d like to attend, click here: http://unconferenz.com/#tile_registration