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Mayor Bowser to Host Hackathon, Announce District Innovation Leadership

Friday, May 8, 2015
Event delivers on Mayor Bowser’s commitment to use innovation as a tool to better serve all DC residents

CONTACT:
LaToya Foster (EOM) (202) 727-5011; [email protected]
Joaquin McPeek (DMPED) (202) 727-6678; [email protected] 

(Washington, DC) – On Saturday, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Code for DC will host a Hackathon and Policy Jam, a full-day event that will bring together civic hackers, transportation experts, academics and other community members to develop innovative solutions to DC's transportation challenges. The Mayor will also announce the individual who will spearhead the District’s technology and innovation efforts.

This event is part of innoMAYtion, Mayor Bowser’s month-long initiative highlighting innovative programs that create jobs, engage residents, position the District as a hub of innovative activity and open pathways to the middle class.

To view the full calendar of events or to join innoMAYtion by contributing ideas, visit innoMAYtion.dc.gov.

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen
Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner
District Department of Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo

WHAT:
Hackathon and Policy Jam
Personnel Announcement

WHEN:
Saturday, May 9
*Mayor Bowser is expected to speak at 3 pm*

WHERE:
OpenGov Hub
1110 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 500
*Closest Metros: McPherson Square and Farragut North Metro Stations*