Civic Hacking: do you know what it means?
Ever heard the word ‘civic hacking’? I hadn’t. Until I came by this Ted Talk by Catherine Bracy on what it means to engage in civic hacking. Check out her talk to understand why she listed “Benjamin Franklin” right up there as one of the first and foremost proponent of this movement.
As a citizen of a country that is going into digitization with all the zeal of a new love affair, this movement for me is an inspiration and a new way of thinking about how to engage with the government, allow local government to deliver services in their shoe-string budgets and most of all, create a win-win solution to our most urgent need – finding information that informs & empowers.
Posted on May 20, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged Civic Hacking, Code for America, digital, digitization, governance, Hackathon, Hackers, Information technology, rethinking governance. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.