BOULDER, Colo., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally®, a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development, today announced its sponsorship of the National Day of Civic Hacking taking place June 1-2. The 93 events taking place across the United States will bring together citizens, software developers and entrepreneurs to collaboratively create, build and invent using publicly-released data to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, cities, states and countries.
To celebrate this partnership and support collaboration during the hackathon and beyond, Rally has also announced a free one-year subscription of AgileZen and Flowdock for all hackathon participants. During the two-day event, any hackathon participant can sign up for these tools to track the status of projects and collaborate with peers, and maintain the project and any pending work for one year following the event. Rally's distributed team collaboration platform enables technically, environmentally and socially responsible developers - what Rally calls citizen engineers - to work together and make a difference from anywhere in the world.
Rally employees will participate in local events in Boulder, Seattle and Raleigh, though any hackathon participant can collaborate with teams at any event location using remote collaboration tools like AgileZen and Flowdock.
"The National Day of Civic Hacking is truly a unique experience for citizen engineers from all over the country to come together and demonstrate their ability to address our nation's most pressing problems," said Ryan Martens, CTO of Rally. "My sincere hope is that this nation-wide event will expand our thinking and encourage groups of citizen engineers to join together and tackle the challenges they're facing in their neighborhoods and cities far beyond this two-day event."
AgileZen is a simple and flexible project management application that draws on ideas from Lean manufacturing to provide a new way of thinking about project management. Flowdock is a shared team inbox with group chat that allows teams to stay up-to-date and react in seconds instead of hours.
For more information on Rally's free, one-year AgileZen and Flowdock offer, please visit: http://bit.ly/RallyNDoCH. To find out more about the National Day of Civic Hacking, please visit http://hackforchange.org/.
Rally Software is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development. The Rally Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by closely aligning software development and strategic business objectives, facilitating collaboration, increasing transparency and automating manual processes. Companies use Rally to accelerate the pace of innovation, improve productivity and more effectively adapt to rapidly changing customer needs and competitive dynamics. Rally supports over 168,000 paid users and more than 1,000 customers, including 34 of the Fortune 100 companies.
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