Company To Sponsor The Hack For Change Event in Nashville on June 1-2, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. June 1, 2013 — Digital Reasoning, the company that enables automated understanding of complex data sets, is proud to participate in the first annual National Day of Civic Hacking which will take place in cities across America on June 1-2, 2013. The National Day of Civic Hacking is a national initiative created to promote transparency, participation and collaboration between governments and citizens.
By sponsoring the Hack for Change event in Nashville, its developers will participate in one of 80 hackathon events taking place simultaneously across 80 cities in 32 states. They will come together with other concerned citizens, developers, designers and entrepreneurs to collaborate with local and state governments and nonprofits to build new technology solutions on publicly-available data.
“With a short supply of data scientists and programmers with big data skills, it’s important that we contribute and give back to our community” said Steve Brownlee, a software developer at Digital Reasoning who is participating in the event. “There are many organizations and causes that operate on a shoestring budget and will benefit greatly from just a few day’s effort from experienced technologists.”
Supporting the National Civic Day of Hacking is a logical extension of the company’s core values to build technology that will make a difference in the world. Recently, Digital Reasoning also started working withThorn (formerly the Demi & Ashton Foundation) to analyze publicly available online data to more easily and rapidly identify and rescue child sex trafficking victims who are being sold online.
“The Digital Reasoning team is committed to helping organizations and individuals become a greater force for good,” said Tim Estes, CEO and founder of Digital Reasoning. “Information influences how we think, live and approach important problems in healthcare, education, finance and national security. We are living the calling of helping people know what is important in the world’s information so that they can do what they should.”
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– For more information about the National Day of Civic Hacking go to: http://hackforchange.org
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