The Impact Pitch is a reverse pitch competition for makers developing ultra high-bandwidth hardware, software and business applications that want to impact their local community. Maker applicants hear pitches from civic orgaizations and then compete in two rounds for part of a prize pool of $1,000 to $60,000 in cash and in-kind services. The competition is organized by DigitalC, US Ignite, and other regional organizations. Register here.
Erie Hack Water Data and Engineering Hackathon is a tech-driven international water innovation competition and accelerator program that will bring together coders, developers, engineers, data experts, and water professionals to generate creative solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest challenges. The competition will award more than $100,000 in cash and accelerator services to up to four winning teams and one high school team.
Quarter ﬁnal for Cleveland & Erie PA (team registration ends 5pm on the 25th)
Closing of Individual Registration
Semi-ﬁnal in Detroit.
APRIL 14 – MAY 2
Acceleration and Support Program for ﬁnalists
MAY 2 & 3
Two day Water Innovation Summit (and ﬁnalist presentations/winners announced)
Find out more at: http://www.eriehack.io/
Experience entrepreneurship from startup to exit. Hear from entrepreneurs and then listen as six startups pitch their big ideas in hopes of achieving their own dream of building a company to exit. Food will be provided with a cash bar. Top three pitches will be selected by HTC’s panel of industry experts. Register here.
The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, DigitalC, and Cleveland State University are partnering to host the 2017 Cleveland Housing Hackathon. With support from national and local organizations, the Cleveland Housing Hackathon calls on critical thinkers, civic leaders, and tech enthusiasts to aid Clevelanders participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, with developing innovative solutions for problems associated with mobility towards well-resourced neighborhoods.
Refer a friend and recieve a free prize!
To register for 2017 Cleveland Housing Hackathon, click here.
Team NEO will host its quarterly Smart Devices & Systems cluster meeting on Thursday, March 16 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Independence Ohio.
The featured speaker for the meeting will be Lev Gonick, founder and CEO of DigitalC, a civic tech collaboration that partners with the community to design technology-driven programs and services.
The Collaborative officially kicked off in the fall of 2015 in bid for partnership through the joint Living Cities, Code for America, and National Neighborhood Indicator’s Partnership (NNIP) grant. Supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the grant supports teams of civic technologists, data practitioners and government officials in cities to develop data and technology solutions to address pressing problems. Register here.
A panel from Destination Cleveland, The Cleveland Cavilers and local technology firms ThunderTech and InTouch will discuss how they used sensors to support traffic and way finding during the RNC, during Cavs games and how creating a network of sensors can support building a Smart Technology Infrastructure for Cleveland. We'll discuss how this technology can be used, leveraged, and benefit Cleveland and civic organizations going forward. Register here.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke was instrumental in creating Chattanooga's thriving digital economy. Learn about how Chattanooga created intentional innovation spaces, attracted technology companies and grew its population. Sign up here.
Please join DigitalC for our inaugural Citizen Tech Series event! Citizen Tech is a reoccurring community conversation that will be held the third Thursday of every month at the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern. These interactive events will focus on the many ways that technology impacts our everyday lives and will feature speakers, panelists and demonstrations around a new tech topic each month.
The theme for our first event is Back to School in the Digital Age. Technology is having an enormous impact on how and what students learn, as well as their ability to succeed in the classroom. We’ll hear from a panel of experts including Feowyn MacKinnon, Head of School at Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Jeremy Shorr, Director of Technology Innovation and Early Childhood Learning, TIES, and Alexis Crosby, Regional Director Tech Corps Northeast Ohio. The panel will be moderated by Rebecca Ranallo
Information & Technology Literacy Manager at Cuyahoga County Public Library. Please join us and learn how their organizations leverage technology to improve learning outcomes and how parents can work with these organizations and others to prepare their children for the increasingly tech-centric jobs of the 21st century.
Details for the event are below and registration is not required! Make sure to arrive early to enjoy a hot dog and your favorite beverage before the event!
WHAT: DigitalC Citizen Tech Series – Back to School in the Digital Age
WHERE: Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern
11625 Euclid Avenue
(parking located across the street)
WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:30PM – 8:30PM
Over 250 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff, IT professionals, and technology vendors came together for the annual Northeast Ohio GIS Symposium in downtown Cleveland, hosted by Cuyahoga County in partnership with DigitalC.
The full day event included 25 sessions from County and Regional Sewer District staff, local GIS vendors, analysts and program managers in the field of GIS. The key note speakers included civic leaders who are using GIS technology to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of how government is run, including Stu Davis, Chief Information Officer for the State of Ohio, Scot Rouke, Chief Information Officer for Cuyahoga County, Daro Mott, Chief Innovation Officer for the County, and Scott Oppman, Local Government Division from ESRI.
The goal: to improve access to government services for the public through improved system design, increased access, and continued cross government collaboration around shared services.