This post about building citizen engagement looks at two topics which don’t generally get the lion’s share of attention in civic hacking — youth and gaming. Minecraft is a video game that many young people enjoy. In “Hacking Cities With …

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This September 05, 2015, post has four items from recent news related to civic hacking. If they sound like something you want to know more about, click the headline links and read them in their entirety. Reframing the Conversation About …

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PDFs and civic hackers are not good friends. The post “My First Hackathon: Learning to Extract” explains the civic hackers’ animosity toward PDFs (portable document format computer files) this way: “Over the weekend of January 16-18 [2014] the Sunlight Foundation …

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This August 29, 2015, post is excerpts from a few recent items relevant to civic hacking. If they sound like something you want to know more about, click the headline links and read the source articles. What We Learned from …

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I started writing a post about civic hacking and PDFs (portable document format computer files, but sometimes thought to be pretty disgusting format). While reading my fifth article about journalists and PDFs, I started thinking that we need to get …

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For your weekend reading pleasure on August 22, 2015, several recent online items relevant to civic hacking are presented herein. Click on the item headlines to read any whose excerpt is of particular interest to you. The Civic Hacker Hacked …

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Civic hackers and open data are children of public-spirited and trusting Gen Xers in the same way that personal computers, open source software and the Internet were the children of altruistic and ingenuous Baby Boomers. Unfortunately, altruistic and trusting children …

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Accessibility, or disabled accessibility, appears to be a topic ripe for civic hacking, although I use the term ‘appears’ because thus far I’ve only glimpsed the tip of the accessibility iceberg. I’m writing this post as a result of two …

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Here’s your August 15th update on recent news relevant to civic hacking. This Saturday’s news includes topics that could be forked, extended or used for inspiration by NE Wisconsin civic hackers. For complete details on any of the below items, …

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In 2009, Pasadena, California, wanted to increase community engagement and boost their innovation strategy. There were many ideas and recommendations on how that could be done. What did they choose as a key enabler of the program to achieve that …

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