Hack For LA and Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti to Host 3rd Annual Event To Develop City Solutions: Water Conservation, Health, Transportation, and Immigration

Hundreds of Developers, Designers, Civic Hackers, Government Staff and Community Organizers to Descend Upon Los Angeles on June 6th and 7th to Solve City Challenges

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WHAT:

   

HACK FOR LA, the largest civic hacking organization in Southern California, and The Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti are bringing together big names in tech, government and entertainment to create innovative solutions for challenges in Los Angeles. The two-day event, beginning on June 6th, National Day of Civic Hacking, and continuing through June 7th, will feature innovation workshops and solution-development geared toward water conservation, health, transportation and immigration. Additionally, a “Save the Drop” series of trainings will be offered to Angelenos interested in learning about everyday, easy-to-implement solutions to conserve water.

 

This year the event will be hosted at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, where participants will congregate with their laptops, skills, ideas and commitment to innovate. A host of esteemed judges will award a selection of winners for their solutions in health, drought, transportation or immigration, amounting to a $3,500 in cash prizes.

 

WHO:

Mayor Eric Garcetti will keynote the event in addition to an extensive line-up of sponsors and partners including will.i.am’s i.am.angel Foundation, Futurethon, ESRI, Deutsch, Gimbal, Compiler LA, Los Angeles Information Technology Agency, Control Panel LA, Hub LA, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and the California HealthCare Foundation.

 

WHEN:

Saturday, June 6, 2015

9am – Registration and Breakfast
9:45am – Kickoff Plenary
10am – Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks
 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

5pm - Best in competition presentations
6pm - Winners Announced, Closing remarks
 

WHERE:

Department of Water and Power, 111 N Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

More information can be found at hackforla.org. HACK FOR LA is on Twitter and Facebook.

Contacts

for Hack for LA
Media Contact:
Mark Havenner, (310) 556-4443
mhavenner@ppmgcorp.com
or
Event Contact:
Anthony Rollins, (310) 801-8036
anthony@hackforla.org

Release Summary

Hack For LA and Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti to Host 3rd Annual Event To Develop City Solutions: Water Conservation, Health, Transportation, and Immigration

Contacts

for Hack for LA
Media Contact:
Mark Havenner, (310) 556-4443
mhavenner@ppmgcorp.com
or
Event Contact:
Anthony Rollins, (310) 801-8036
anthony@hackforla.org