Sacramento is joining dozens of cities across the country that will bring coders together on Saturday to build solutions for the good of the community.
Sacramento's event will focus on its federally designated Promise Zone, one of 13 high-poverty and unemployment neighborhoods identified in the U.S.
The zone encompasses a swath of area in North Sacramento, downtown and South Sacramento, "from Del Paso Heights in the north area to the Avenues in the South County," according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The local area faces a 34 percent poverty rate and 18 percent unemployment.
Partners for Sacramento's hacking event include Code for America, Code4Sac, the Urban Hive, the California Endowment’s Sacramento Building Healthy Communities located in South Sacramento, and the city of Sacramento.
A $1,000 prize from the city of Sacramento will be given to the team that best uses open data to promote the revitalization of priority neighborhoods.
The coding contest will occur on Saturday, June 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Urban Hive at 1931 H Street in Sacramento.
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