Hack4LA Winners Get $25,000 For Civic Hacking Efforts


Hack4LA , the recent hackathon which pitted Los Angeles developers, students, and residents to come up with ideas an apps to tap into open government data, has create a site listing out the winners and participants in the event.

In SF, tech crumbled the American dream — LA can do better

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Anti-gentrification activists in Boyle Heights and downtown have succeeded in their efforts to close at least one art gallery. Damian Bradfield. Contributor. Damian Bradfield is the president, CMO and founding partner of WeTransfer , the company that designs tools for the creative process. His upcoming book, The Trust Manifesto, about trust in the era of big data, will be released on October 4th. In the summer of 2018, parts of San Francisco’s public utilities turned gold.

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Hack4LA Looks To Help Local Communities, Government


This Hackathon--sponsored by such companies as Google, Scopely, ESRI, Factual, LA Makerspace, AT&T and others--is being held in Boyle Heights on June 1st and 2nd. Can your software skills help make your local community a better place? Could doing some coding over a weekend help improve your local government?

Microsoft Donates $1M To Local Education Effort


The Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez Learning Center, which includes two high schools, is located in Boyle Heights. A Los Angeles area school is the beneficiary of what software giant Microsoft says is its single largest technology donation, ever, to a school. Microsoft said Wednesday that it is donating more than $1 million in a grant to purchase new software and hardware, to the Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez Learning Center.

Silicon Beach Fest Hackathon Redux

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The 2nd annual Silicon Beach Fest officially kicked-off yesterday. However, events have been going on for several days starting with the Hackathon which went from Friday through Sunday, Pasadena Day was on Monday and Hollywood Day was on Tuesday.