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Hacking For A Cause In Eugene

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Eugene's nickname is "Track Town USA" for its track and field renown.  But it's being twisted into "Hack Town" for "Hack For a Cause," starting tomorrow (Feb. 12) and running for 48 hours. 

Teams get the two days to come up with workable ideas for improving livability in downtown Eugene; some technological, some physical, some social. 

Teams are urged to think far, far outside the box in creating their ideas. 

Matt Sayre from the Technology Association of Oregon and Joshua Purvis, TAO's events coordinator, visit with details. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.