New Season Begins! 

Pioneering a civic data network, from sea to shining sea. 


This year we selected themes that represent essential elements of equitable, resilient communities.  

As with many of our projects, a ton of data already exists on these themes.  However, much of the information available isn't accessible for computation analysis and is siloed by default.  While each of these themes create a unique call to action, are rich with discovery potential, and justify an individual lens of focus, they are all vitally interdependent aspects neighborhood systems.  This is true in Portland, and this is true in every city in America. 

In tech-speak, that means all share cornerstones of literal data infrastructure.  Join us for an landmark season as we showcase the power of open data and set the standard for integration across the nation on our CIVIC platform

New Project Themes 

Disaster Resilience

Transportation Systems

Housing Affordabilty

Local Elections

Urban Development

By the people, for the people.

We're building open source, data-driven systems to address big civic issues.  

From topics like hunger, minimum wage, and emergency response, many of Hack Oregon's projects have had a direct impact on policy and bipartisan decision making in Oregon.  By building open source tools, supporting our volunteer workforce with advanced training, and thinking about data in creative ways, we're able to approach complex information challenges and reveal critical insight cities need. 

The tech we've built is scalable, the volunteer roles are teachable, the process is reproducible.  

open source is powerful, and so are you.



To support our teams, Hack Oregon relies on partnerships between government, private sector, and academic INSTITUTIONS.


Our partnership with the City of Portland is led by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability in support of Portland's Urban Data Lake pilot. 


We're proud to join the Smart Cities network in partnership with Global City Teams Challenge, a program by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Intel is a strong partner in all our AI and Machine Learning analysis.  Working together to promote community engagement through education, state of the art compute clusters, and build events, we're able to tackle some of our toughest data challenges yet. 

The Intel® AI Academy is a technical partner in this year's AI and machine learning analysis. Some of our most advanced data challenges can be tackled by working together to promote community engagement and education through hackathon events and the use of the Intel® AI DevCloud - a cluster of Intel® Xeon® processors.


PGE is an invested partner in the public infrastructure.  Working together with PGE and Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, we can use cutting edge technology to prevent disaster, promote resource equity, and strengthen community resilience across the city. 


TAO and Urban Systems are global leaders in Smart Cities network and together lead the GCTC Transportation SuperCluster. 

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The Institute of Metropolitan Studies at PSU is a collaborator in peer-reviewing data science models on the Civic Platform, and we work together to contribute best practices for publishing standards and workflow for shared data sources and methodology. 


Special thanks to OHSU and WorkSystems for supporting scholarships and training opportunities to the next generation of engineers and data designers. 

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Grassroots donations are important to keep our work independent and unbiased.

If you like what we're building, buy a pizza for volunteers. 

If you use our data products, maybe help us pay the hosting bill this month?

We can't do it without you, and we love you.