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City of Orlando's Hackathon Encourages Residents to Solve Problems Using Coding

Coding language might be a solution to city-wide problems addressed at hackathon. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

Tomorrow is the National Civic Day of Hacking.

Residents can work collaboratively on solutions to city-wide problems. City of Orlando’s Innovation Director Matt Broffman says technical and graphic design experts will be on hand to help them bring their visions to life.

“There’s a great community that has been built over the years. Someone whose learning a new programming language. Or someone whose just learning to code. Or someone who can do design work.”

Past projects have included an app that took tourists on a guided tour of the city. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m. at Starter Studio in downtown Orlando.

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Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter and fill-in host at WMFE.
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