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Read My Book

Late last year, I wrote a book devoted to civic hacking based on my experience working in state and local government, and inside civic tech communities. 174 more words

Open Government

Hack for Western MA!

Hey this is a thing we did a while back and it was a ton of fun and really useful for a bunch of folks. Now, they’ve changed the setup somewhat, but it seems equally fun and useful. 212 more words


Future Learn Smart Cities Week 4: Civic Hacking

I’m into week four of my Smart Cities course, and suddenly I’ve hit the point where I’m starting to get seriously inspired. This week, the course materials discussed the idea of ‘civic hacking’. 309 more words

Future Learn

Improving Public Health with Open Data

Municipal governments devote non-trivial resources conducting food safety inspections. These inspections require considerable bureaucratic infrastructure and highly trained staff, and play an essential part in protecting the public health. 831 more words

Open Data

Building the Engine of Change

The term “civic tech” gets used a lot, and it often means different things to different people. To me, this has always meant that the work being done in this area is dynamic, growing, and evolving rapidly – all good things that suggest the impact of civic technology will ultimately be broad and durable. 667 more words

Civic Hacking

Why Publish Open Data?

Open data, especially open government data, is a tremendous resource that is as yet largely untapped. Many individuals and organisations collect a broad range of different types of data in order to perform their tasks.

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Open Data

TreesCount! Data Jam Recap

National Day of Civic Hacking and BetaNYC

Last Saturday, June 4, 2016 was the National Day of Civic Hacking across the USA, where people from a variety of backgrounds come together to hack on projects for good.   888 more words