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National Day of Civic Hacking

The first National Day of Civic Hacking is June 1 and 2, 2013.  The event allows for civic hackers to collaboratively create, build, and invent tools using publicly-released data with the common goal of improving ones community through technology.  Examples of civic hacking include apps to report potholes to local street departments, and apps that provide up-to-date information on public transportations schedules.

It is the largest ever event that creates a public-private-people partnership across the country as hackers work with local, state, and federal governments, along with private organizations.  Check out the website to find an event in your area.

To learn more about National Day of Civic Hacking, and hacking in general, check out these recent publications, available in full-text through the GSU Library:

Agency Group, 09. “National Day Of Civic Hacking At The White House.” FDCH Regulatory Intelligence Database (2013): Regional Business News.

When Hacking Got Hacked.” Fast Company 176 (2013): 34. Business Source Complete.

Jordan, Tim. Hacking : Digital Media And Technological Determinism. Malden, MA: Polity Press, c2008. Print.