Civic Hacking: Unlocking the Power of Data for Everyone

In just a few weeks, pioneering citizens across the United States will blaze new trails for social innovation in an event of unprecedented scope. Nearly one hundred teams across the country, supported by more than 20 government agencies, will come together with a common purpose: to invent new applications that leverage open, public data for the common good. This is the National Day of Civic Hacking.

Wouldn’t you like an app that scours a multitude of online resources to connect your college-bound child with the right scholarships and grants? That consolidates the best options for after-school activities across your city for a younger child that fits with your schedule and budget? Or, perhaps one that helps you quickly cut through red tape to secure the best resources to care for an aging relative?

Read more in my blog at hackforchange.org.

 

Sean Koehl

About Sean Koehl

Sean Koehl is a Vision Strategist for Intel Labs, the global research arm of Intel Corporation. He is responsible for crafting visions of how Intel R&D efforts could impact daily life in the future. He leverages insights from Intel’s technologists, social scientists, futurists, and business strategists to articulate how technology innovations and new user experiences could improve lives and society. Sean received a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Purdue University and launched his career at Intel in 1998. He has worn many hats in his career including those of an engineer, evangelist, writer, creative director, spokesperson, and strategist. He has led a variety of projects and events, authored numerous technology publications and blogs, and holds seven patents. He is based at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

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