FEBRUARY 25, 2014
TODAY’S TED TALK
Catherine Bracy: Why good hackers make good citizens
09:50 minutes · Filmed Sep 2013 · Posted Feb 2014 · TEDCity2.0
Hacking is about more than mischief-making or political subversion. As Catherine Bracy describes in this spirited talk, it can be just as much a force for good as it is for evil. She spins through some inspiring civically-minded projects in Honolulu, Oakland and Mexico City — and makes a compelling case that we all have what it takes to get involved.
Catherine Bracy is the director of community organizing at Code for America.
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