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Portlanders, Join a Hackathon for Public Schools on June 2

Calling all developers and designers in Portland: Put your skills to good use at this one-day event to help local schools.

GOOD Ideas for Cities hosted an event in Portland, Oregon earlier this year, assigning each of six creative teams to one of six challenges facing the city. One of those challenges came from Portland Mayor Sam Adams, who asked how the city's public schools could be better supported by the local community. A team from Wieden + Kennedy tackled that challenge, presenting several ideas for how to get the 85 percent of Portland's population without school-age children more involved in public education.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4Ozk8l_Nlw

Now they're looking for creative Portlanders to help put the ideas into practice. On Saturday, June 2, join the Wieden + Kennedy team members, plus representatives from local schools, at a Hack for Portland Schools, where groups of developers and designers will create tools to allow Portland residents to easily donate time and resources to nearby schools and other educational organizations.

Hack for Portland Schools
Saturday, June 2
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE)

1227 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209



More details are available at the event website. No need to RSVP, just show up to participate.

Check out the videos from our other events and stay tuned for details about future GOOD Ideas for Cities announcements. If you'd like to talk about bringing the program to your city or school, email alissa[at]goodinc[dot]com or follow us at @IdeasforCities