Tag: civic hackathon

[audio & video] Hackers, organizers and open data advocates take on Cleveland

A great morning on WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas today with Hack Cleveland folks Aliya Rahman, Nicole Thomas and Indigo Bishop, plus myself and Ryan Sibley from the Sunlight Foundation. Thank you, Mike McIntyre and David C. Barnett. For your listening enjoyment:   Or you can watch us in the studio here (scroll toward the bottom of the page). Although…

Plain Dealer oped on Hack Cleveland and hacking for good

It is very old school to malign hacking as a blanket statement. And sadly that’s the tone you’ll find in many of the comments at the cleveland.com publication of, “Fix 216 civic hackathon May 29-30 will look for innovative ways to fix local government, advance social justice.” It’s not that the negative connotations haven’t been earned in certain circumstances, but…