[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

White House has announced June 1-2, 2013 as National Day of Civic Hacking.

“Civic Hacking Day is an opportunity for software developers, technologists, and entrepreneurs to collaboratively harness publicly-released data and code to create innovative solutions for problems that affect Americans,” according to a statement from the White House.

You can participate by planning or supporting an event, contributing code or data (or ideas), and of course, by participating.

The event is taking place in conjunction with Random Hacks of Kindness and Code for America’s Brigade meetings, and is being modeled after the Innovation Endeavors’ Super Happy Block Party.  A number of Federal agencies, including NASA, the Census Bureau, and the Department of Labor, are participating by offering specific challenges for hackers to work during the event.

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