Apply for the U.S. Diplomacy Center's #ImpactHack

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Apply for the U.S. Diplomacy Center's #ImpactHack

The United States Diplomacy Center is proud to announce that we’re partnering with the World Resources Institute to host our first-ever hackathon, ImpactHack. Participants in our data visualization hackathon will utilize cutting edge data resources from Department of State and other leading authorities to tell stories of international collaboration and American diplomacy.

ImpactHack will connect over 100 programmers and designers with subject matter experts to expand their programing and design skills. Participants will get a rare behind the scenes look at the daily work of the U.S. Department of State and collaborate directly with mentors on topics that have international significance ranging from trade, to human rights, to energy access.

ImpactHack will open Friday, September 21 at the U.S. Diplomacy Center Pavilion at the U.S. Department of State with project pitches and a reception. Participants will get the opportunity to meet each other, begin formulating groups, generating ideas, and testing those ideas with our subject matter experts.

On Saturday, teams will engage in a 10-hour creation session at World Resources Institute headquarters to design and visualize their projects, utilizing WRI's 2018 launch, Resource Watch, and Department of State data. Winner and prize announcements will immediately follow presentations.

Registration is open to developers and designers over the age of 18 who are able to travel to the Department of State and World Resource Institute in Washington, D.C. to participate on the evening of Friday, September 21 and during the day on Saturday, September 22.  Register here by September 14, 2018, and help us tell the story of American diplomacy:

The United States Diplomacy Center is our nation’s first museum and prominent authority on American diplomacy. Through powerful storytelling and meaningful interactivity, visitors explore the historical and present impact of our nation’s diplomats who have served and sacrificed for their country. Centered at the heart of the U.S. State Department, the Center boasts a world-class campus with dynamic exhibits, unique artifacts, and interactive, provocative content. The Center’s far-reaching education program, operating in the nation’s capital and throughout the country, illuminates diplomacy through immersive simulations, robust digital offerings, supportive programming, and never-before access to diplomats.

About the Author: Kelsey L. Cvach serves at the U.S. Diplomacy Center.

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