Tag: hackathons

by Camille Crittenden

New technology tools, combined with raised expectations among voters and stakeholders for government transparency, have sparked a movement toward “open government.” Championed by advocacy organizations and a few high-profile elected officials, the trend seeks to promote greater accountability and responsiveness for the systems of representative democracy. An area of particular opportunity — as well as […] more »

by Miguel Paz

As Simon Sinek says in “Start with Why,” great leaders inspire action because what motivates them is the meaning of a situation, not what to do or how to do it. Sinek’s TED Talk is a must-see. Sinek explains how the Wright brothers, young farmers who never finished high school, became the first to build […] more »

by Caitria O’Neill

I work for a civic technology startup in San Francisco, but I’m a small-town native who works daily with small to midsized communities. As such, when I read or hear about the latest “answer” to civic problems, created by a team of geniuses and piloted in one of the largest cities in the country, I’m […] more »