Catherine Bracy: Why good hackers make good citizens
Catherine Bracy - Hacker, community manager
Catherine Bracy is the director of community organizing at Code for America. Full bio
trying to steal your identity,
loved ones after a disaster
problem, you work to fix it,
to leave you here with today,
think about who a hacker is,
the problem of government.
how much nontechnical work
tens of thousands of pages
them are actually from Honolulu.
being a nuisance?") (Laughter) —
in Honolulu, apparently.
to participate in their government.
small acts of participation
a software development firm
at the core of civic hacking.
that could be working better
company in Philadelphia,
brigade to international cities
where you live, we will help you.
network of civic hackers
About the speaker:Catherine Bracy - Hacker, community manager
Catherine Bracy is the director of community organizing at Code for America.
Why you should listen
At Code for America, Catherine Bracy oversees the nonprofit's community network-building initiatives, including its volunteer program and international partnership program. A resident of Oakland, California, herself, she is preoccupied with bringing together local governments and technologists in a concerted effort to make better cities for everyone.
Until the end of 2012, she ran the Obama campaign's technology office in San Francisco. She also worked on outreach for Tech4Obama, the campaign's technology affinity group. Previously, she worked at the Knight Foundation where she managed the 2011 News Challenge to fund digital innovation in journalism.
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