Code Switch


September 21- 22, 2019


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hack for change

What is Code Switch?

Code Switch is a two-day civic hackathon in which community leverage data and technology to change our community.

Code Switch includes techies AND non-techies: from developers to entrepreneurs, artists, educators, business professionals, concerned residents, everyday people and more! Projects can be technical or non-technical. Ideas and solutions can be proposed by anybody (yes, anybody). You don’t need a detailed plan, only a desire for change.

We believe every person has a role to play in solving our community’s toughest problems, and CODE SWITCH is that OPPORTUNITY.


disrupt inequity

What to expect at Code Switch?

Code Switch brings together a diverse group of people. What unifies us is our love for co-creating a community that works for all of us.

Join others to come up with ideas and solutions for a pressing problem in three focus areas: Lifelong Learning, Economic Justice, and Community First Public Safety.

You make connections and tools that foster continued collaboration and support. You discuss and tackle hard problems with a sense of urgency. You focus on using the assets at your disposal combined with out-of-box thinking and user-centered methodologies because inequity is not acceptable to us.


turn an idea into positive impact in your community

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use your knowledge and skills to eliminate disparities


work on a team to make your community more livable


present an idea to strengthen your community

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connect with innovators from your community

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