Do you love your neighborhood? Do you have stories about the place that you live and grew up? Don’t let those oral histories be lost.
Join the “National Day of Civic Hacking” for a neighborhood write-a-thon on Saturday, June 1, from 1-3 p.m.  Help will be available to write down descriptions and stories of favorite places and neighborhoods in Kansas City, Mo., Those stories will appear online at, a free Wikipedia written by Kansas City for Kansas City.
While some may associate “hacking” with malicious software geeks, in the current context, “civic hackers” are citizens who work hard and independently to effect the change they want to see in their communities.  The National Day of Civic Hacking will take place from June 1-2 at Union Station.

In addition to the write-a-thon, residents can participate in two other primary areas:
· Teams will be formed around specific problems to be addressed in the community. Check out some of the ideas here (scroll down to “Project Pitches”). Citizens can add their own or sign up for a team.
· A civic technology expo will demonstrate various applications designed to help build the kind of communities citizens want.