thanks for the Hacking

Thank you for making our first-ever civic technology event a success!
Across 6 weeks, we brought together civic innovators to develop technology solutions for the good of Sacramento County.

Thanks to our 2016 Partners!


See you next year!

Our 2016 Winning Teams

and their awesome hacks
1st Place - $5,000 & Audience Choice Award

SacHomeless Team – SacSOS mobile site and website

Concept: SacSOS is an aggregate of resources available to those experiencing homelessness or in need of Sacramento County human assistance services – from mental health, medical care, shelter options, youth resources, and food resources – including hot meals, food pantries, EBT and WIC merchants. The mobile site uses geo-location to sort nearest services and the desktop website allows for printing accurate, up to date, “street sheets” that list services. This solution is built on the existing open source Ohana API developed by Code for America in San Mateo County.

Team members: Joanne Werneke, Captain; Kevin Fries; Jeff Roush; Hillary Gaines; Kayla Granderson; Michael Tel; Emily Quinn Finney

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2nd Place

Polling Place Accessibility App

Concept: This web-based app allows voters with specific needs to identify accessibility barriers at their assigned polling place and identify alternative voting options.

Team members: Rasheed Bustamam, Captain; Hans Chun; Nate Cornell; Brooks Newberry

3rd Place

Share Human Assistance Resource Exchange

Concept: This website connects organizations with surplus equipment eligible for donation and organizations or individuals in need of resources. Using this platform, an organization can make an account and then post an inventory of surplus equipment that would otherwise be destroyed. Individuals or organizations that are in need of donated resources can also make accounts and then apply/request the available surplus.

Team members: Christine Feaster, Captain; Koni Davies; Neal Fennimore; Erik Olson; Joanne Wu


Event Videos

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