Tech + Politics + Society + You 2017

Problem Solving for the Common Good

A hackathon hosted by Debug Politics & Startup Policy Lab

December 8-10, 2017 | General Assembly ~ San Francisco


UPDATE! Schedule overview!

Friday, December 8:

Reception/Sign In: 6:00-7:15PM

Kickoff: 7:15PM

Track Orientation & Work Start: 8:15PM

Doors Close: 10:00PM

Saturday, December 9:

Doors Open: 9:00AM

Doors Close: 10:00PM

Speakers scheduled throughout day.

Sunday, December 10:

Doors Open: 9:00AM

Pitch Practice: 11:00AM-1:00PM

Sunday Showcase and Judging: 4:00PM-6:00PM

Doors Close: 7:00PM

We're Back!

It’s been a year since November 2016… and the challenges facing American democracy are more serious than ever. Debug Politics is back in action for a second year—and together with Startup Policy Lab, we’re hosting a hackathon to again challenge the tech community to take civic action. But this year, we want to think bigger than any single election. This year we ask you to take on the political and the social in partnership with expert peers in civics, social advocacy, and public policy. This year we problem solve for the common good.

Tech + Politics + Society + You 2017 Hackathon brings Debug Politics back to where we started—downtown San Francisco at the Financial District Campus of General Assembly, our Venue Host. Designed as a special edition of Debug Politics’ signature hackathons, this joint event with co-host Startup Policy Lab again promises thought-provoking programming and engaging luminaries to inspire tech+politics enthusiasts focused on transforming civic angst into meaningful action (and sometimes apps).

Our 2017 Organizing Partner

The Tech + Politics + Society + You 2017 Hackathon is FREE to attend and open to developers, designers, marketers, entrepreneurs, civic and social issue experts and advocates, community organizers, and academics. We welcome political junkies, political newbies, and people who have never been political to collaborate, work with mentors, and address the civic, social, and political challenges
of this American moment.

So what happens when Debug Politics and Startup Policy Lab kick off a weekend of tech+politics+society?
We have no idea—but we intend to be there when it does.
And you’re invited to make it +you.



2017 Venue Host Track Sponsor
Community Sponsors

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