Tag: Hack Cleveland

[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…

CALL IN TOMORROW: The Sound of Ideas will highlight civic hacking

The role public open data plays in strengthening our communities, especially in the hands of community members, gets a radio-hour’s worth of attention tomorrow: On WCPN’s The Sound of Ideas, 9:00am on 90.3: From crumbling roads to collecting trash to fighting crime, there are a lot of challenges facing communities, What if technology could help solve the problems? Now, you…

This Week in Open

Northeast Ohio had a busy week in data news. This Week in Open will keep you in the know as our local ecosystem grows – hopefully to include you! How? By signing up for our blog feed, following us on Twitter or visiting and liking us on Facebook. This week’s roundup of news and upcoming events highlights the expanding media…

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…