NEW ALBANY, Ohio (May 16, 2013) – Steve Grunwell, one of Buckeye Interactive‘s skilled web developers, has been accepted as a participant in the National Day of Civic Hacking at The White House the first weekend of June. Civic activists, technology experts, and entrepreneurs from around the country will be in attendance, but only a handful of applicants have been chosen to participate.
“I’m honored and humbled to be among the few selected to attend the National Day of Civic Hacking at The White House,” Steve Grunwell said. “From discussions with the other developers, I can already tell I’m going to be in a room full of some of the country’s brightest, most creative programmers. I’m proud to represent Buckeye Interactive in the hackathon.”
Participants will incorporate their expertise with new technologies and publicly released data in order to develop tools to support We the People, the White House petition system. The first White House Open Data Day Hackathon, February 22nd, hosted 21 tech experts and programmers who built tools using the new API for We the People and wrote code for a software development kit (SDK).
“We are all excited about The White House’s momentum toward open government data,” Brad Griffith, CEO of Buckeye Interactive, said. “I’m proud of Steve for being invited to participate in their second hackathon. This is a great opportunity for Buckeye Interactive to contribute to the open source community and to our country.”
For more information on the National Day of Civic Hacking at The White House, visit The White House Blog.