Hacking For Community Good

May 30, 2014

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The term "hacking" still has some negative connotations, rather like "tagging." 

But plenty of people who are turned onto technology are determined to rehabilitate the term. 

Case in point: the National Day of Civic Hacking, set to take place this weekend (May 31-June 1).

"Civic Hacking?" 

It's not a typo, and here's an example: in Redding, a small group will assemble to re-write the Wikipedia entry on the city, to rebut the recent listing as the third-most miserable city in America.