Hackathons held for good causes

June 1, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Google's "Hack for Change" is a national day of civic hacking where engineers and programmers are encouraged to develop applications for a good cause.

Attendees will focus on creating helpful tools for public health or to help the environment.

In San Francisco participants will use technology and public data to help solve problems to local issues. That event will be hosted by Engine Advocacy and San Francisco State University.

Palo Alto's event is organized by CityCamp Palo Alto and they will be focusing on local or social issues. Mayor Greg Scharff and other city officials are scheduled to make the opening remarks.