There are two processes in the public sphere that we all depend on but that few of us really understand. And what's worse is that both are in trouble.
This is a condensed version of the blog post: Hey Civic Hackers! How about leaving the ninja skills at home and building really useful applications? It includes more analogies and cars. Comments welcome. Most hackers are deeply involved in the tech scene. They keep up to date with the latest... Read more
Blockee is a web application that lets you visualize improvements to your block. It was built as a Labs Friday project by Jesse Bounds, Nick Doiron, Serena Wales and myself. You can try it out at Blockee.org.
As stressful as elections can be, they always bring a welcome surge of patriotism. United States citizens have a lot of opinions about their government, and election time is a good reminder that actually vollunteering time and resources is the best way to facilitate real change. Luckily we live in... Read more
There's a new twist on election day—giving feedback on your voting experience. U.S. citizens voting in today's election can share what it was like at their polling location using MyFairElection.
The 9-1-1 system is overwhelmed with real emergencies during weather events like Hurricane Sandy, so if you want to report a downed tree, power outage, or clogged storm drain, you need another way to do so—SeeClickFix provides that forum.