If you’re a software engineer, programmer, entrepreneur, or all around tech geek then you may be interested in the National Day of Civic Hacking. Which sounds like a whole lot of fun to me.
From the press release.
“National Day of Civic Hacking will bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs to collaboratively create new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology at events all across the nation.”
In effect the goal is to crowd source solutions to government problems. Kinda like when AIDS researchers turned to the video game community for help.
Full press release here.