We are 4 Congressional-staffers-turned-civic-hackers behind #Hack4Congress in Washington, DC this week. We recruited 12 of your elected Representatives and Senators to disrupt Congress from the inside out, but we will only succeed with your help t...
We are four friends and former Congressional staffers from both sides of the aisle:
Danielle Oliveto was the driving force behind the second #Hack4Congress last month in San Francisco, and used to work for Rep. Jared Polis.
Matt Lira currently a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, spent a decade working for Republican leadership in Congress.
Ted Henderson is a serial Congressional hacker, creator of Cloakroom, the anonymous network for Capitol Hill, and worked for former Rep. Dale Kildee.
We share an insatiable desire to make Congress work better for the American people, but we can’t do it alone.
With generous support from Google, Microsoft, and the Harvard Kennedy School, Hack4Congress is a "not-just-for-technologists" hackathon aimed at crowd sourcing innovations to fix Congress taking place this Thursday and Friday at Google's HQ in Washington DC.
Edit: Hey reddit. Thank you for an incredible AMA sesh! Thanks to Senators Cornyn, Booker and Moran as well as Rep. Jared Polis for thoughtful questions and engagement. We appreciate the opportunity to shed some light on the weird, opaque and outmoded ways Congress really does its job. Keep ‘em coming, and we will keep responding throughout the week!
Register for the hackathon itself on Thursday and Friday if you’re in DC.
If you’re not in D.C., sign up to stay in touch! You can also participate remotely by both proposing Congressional hacking challenges for participants to build and joining the #Hack4Congress Slack channel. Drop us a note to be added to Slack: sayhello at opengovfoundation dot org.
In #Hack4Congress We Trust,