Why good hackers make good citizens

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.

http://new.ted.com/talks/catherine_bracy_why_good_hackers_make_good_citizens?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=button__2014-02-25

QUOTE OF THE DAY
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4 thoughts on “Why good hackers make good citizens

  1. Ryan Govender says:

    woooohooo!!! Haha can take out one thing from my list of goals… Hacker… That would be a cool game wouldnt it… did we speak about this?

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