Sarajevo #HackingPolitics Hackton

#HackingPolitics is a meeting point for digital practicioners, creatives and political activists: participants are joining their forces and producing ideas, projects and tools to hack the social and political processes for the better. Event is part of POINT conference, taking place in Sarajevo from 27-28th of May, open to anyone you who thinks digital technologies can make a difference in the world today.

 

There are two challenges for this hacking session:

 

  1. Better understanding of politics and government using smart visual techniques

    How would you use digital (interactive?) visualisation to make the institutional and political chaos – accessible?

    The majority of citizens don’t have a clue how state and various levels of government work. Even those working within the government don’t fully understand all the complexity they are a part of.

    Where decisions are being made and who is responsible? Who makes them? Relations and connections among political institution?

  1. Interactive governance challenge –  How would you make goverment – talk with you?”

    How about making government – interactive and dialogue oriented?

    What if government (national or local) could easily ask you for your opinion?

    Or you could propose something you find important, directly to the decision makers?

    If city administration or any government official / body wants to talk with its citizens – which tool would it use?

Join #HackingPolitics hackathon and create exciting digital tools!

APPLY HERE

 

More: https://point.zastone.ba/en/sarajevo-hackingpolitics-apply-now/

Do you find this article interesting? Share it and join to discussion.

icon-twitter Twitter icon-facebook Facebook
Previous article
Next article

Related articles

accountability

24.05.2017

POINT 6.0

How to make government more open and transparent? How to fight against undemocratic governments? Is online “de-radicalization” possible and how to protect privacy online? How did social networks influence results of Brexit? How and why did Donald Trump win presidential election in the US? Did fake news, that were spread from this area, contribute to […]

read more

community

12.04.2017

Personal Democracy Forum CEE 2017

“The more powerful civil society we create, the more pressure from governments we experience. We have to be prepared, so be brave! Our main task is to use people’s energy and help them to make change. We must go out of our comfort zones. To reboot democracy, we must reboot ourselves. We imagine new democracy projects but […]

read more

app

21.02.2017

Ministry of Data Challenge Winners – Youth Code for Public Good

On Sunday, February 18, we met the winners of the Ministry of Data international open data challenge co-organised by TechSoup and GONG. Ten youth teams from four Balkans countries used open data to build apps to improve the lives of citizens and to make local government more transparent. The five winning teams received a total […]

read more

app

18.02.2017

Ministry of Data Bootcamp

On 18-19 February TechSoup Europe team is in Zagreb, Croatia on the bootcamp for the finalists of Ministry of Data challenge. It is an open data challenge for Western Balkans. 10 teams got to the final and since few months have been working on apps which will transform their cities, improve governance, effectiveness and public participation at […]

read more

balkans

15.01.2017

Finalists of Open Data App Challenge

“Ministry of Data” is another open data challenge implemented by TechSoup Europe in cooperation with GONG our partner organization from Croatia. It is a second edition of a challenge designed and previously ran by UNDP. The challenge encourages creative use of ICT skills for implementation of open public data in e-solutions such as apps, platforms, visualizations […]

read more