CityCampKC is KC region's installment of the wildly popular global unconference series connecting civic doers, makers and hackers together with local gov officials for a day of learning, discussing, imagining and building.
Come hack your Kansas City. You are the change you've been waiting for. Help create the city you want to live in. The focus this year is on diversity in government, gov tech and civic engagement.
CityCampKC 2013 is Saturday, April 20th at the Kauffman Foundation. The event runs from 9 to 5, with a social breakfast at 8am and cocktails afterwards from 5 to 7. Attendance is limited and last year's sold out, so reserve your space now.
Live in KC? Attend! The purpose of CityCamp is to pull together all the folks who collectively shape their city.
Yep. Like a regular conference, but driven mostly by the participants. You can share your idea if you want.
Last year, CityCamp jammed a day full of enriching conversations together with a mini-hackathon. While it made for a fun adrenaline rush, the day just wasn't long enough to do the hacakathon justice.
This year, attendees are invited to take part in Hack of the Sexes (HOTS), a full blown hackathon the weekend following CityCampKC. HOTS is a KC original event where teams will be challenged to work together to generate ideas, designs and code to improve our community.
Though both are standalone events, the two complement each other so much that we've partnered with the HOTS crew to offer a bundled ticket discount (see registration below). HOTS will be at CityCampKC to present their innovative model and to generate ideas for the hackathon.
CityCampKC houses the official IgniteKC. Each presenter has 5 minutes and 20 slides. Equal parts educating and electrifying.
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
— Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
CityCampKC is our chance to come together as a region to discuss ways we can enhance quality of life for everyone in the metro. It's your chance to engage with others from diverse backgrounds, and to share your ideas with them.
Dozens of topics have been submitted. Many more will emerge the day of the unconference, including your contribution if you'd like to participate. Here are a few of the topics submitted so far:
Helping local gov, building local economy
Artists as change agents. Art as civic identity.
Entrepreneurs rebooting your town
Towards a KC of, by, & for all walks
Bicycles, Bicyclists, Bike Lanes, Bike Share... BIKES!
Where we're going, we definitely need them. Cheap.
Coffee as catalyst
Makers / Hackers / Doers
Rewiring KC's gov with open tech
Local civic coders & designers
Reinventing Libraries as incubators & maker spaces
Toward a thriving, resilient economy
Fostering regional connections through news
Broadband is the new water
Win friends and influence policy
Once they're gone, they're gone.
Insight, I believe, refers to the depth of understanding that comes by setting experiences, yours and mine, familiar and exotic, new and old, side by side, learning by letting them speak to one another.
— Mary Catherine Bateson
“If you wish to go fast, go alone. If you wish to go far, go together."
— African Proverb
Do you know what would make KC a better place? Share your ideas with an audience of civic-minded doers.SPEAK