White House blog backs National Day of Civic Hacking this June

This summer, on June 1-2, 2013, citizens in cities across the Nation will join together to improve their communities and governments as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking.

Civic Hacking Day is an opportunity for software developers, technologists, and entrepreneurs to unleash their can-do American spirit by collaboratively harnessing publicly-released data and code to create innovative solutions for problems that affect Americans.

That’s a pretty cool idea. Hopefully something good will come of it.

  • Nice to see a government body use the word “hack” in a non-pejorative way.

    • Absolutely. I’m part of the Nevada County Hackers group who had its first hackathon a couple months ago. We tried to get some publicity but the local podunk newspaper refused because of the word “hack”. But the paper’s publisher hates Obama so this will just reinforce his opinion.

      • I guess he’s never heard of MIT.

        • Sure he has. It’s the place full of criminal eggheads who steal electronic documents.