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Don't forget to submit your projects for #Hack4Equality!!

We're in the final stretch! Remember: you need to submit your completed project (ideally with a 3-min video demoing it) by 11:45PM PST, Sunday, September 25th!!

Hopefully, you're taking advantage of the open data made available through Hack4Equality. Here's Finals Judge Jessica McGlory of Yang Ventures sharing some insights on what smart data can do for hackathon participants:


With multiple data sets available to Hack4Equality participants, there’s a ton of information you can incorporate into your projects to bolster usability and help round out your demo:

The Opportunity Project encourages technologists, communities, and advocates to work together and build tools that improve people’s lives. With curated open data from federal and local governments, The Opportunity Project seeks to provide access to resources that individuals, families, and communities need to thrive.


The City of Los Angeles shares city data in an effort to increase transparency and empower technologists to use information to improve life in the City of LA. Los Angeles Open Data is available to anyone in the public and private sectors who wants to conduct research, develop apps, and drive innovation.

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The City of West Hollywood makes an effort to present detailed information in a way that is easy to navigate. Simple to access and useful across industries, the City of West Hollywood looks to inform and engage community members via its Open Data initiative.


For the first time ever, Grindr has released anonymized user data that Hack4Equality participants can use to ‘put a rainbow filter’ over census data. The goal is for this data to help participants craft solutions for Hack4Equality’s four challenge sets.


You can do it! We believe in you!!