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2.3 How civic hacking helps our cities

Welcome to the world of civic hacking – a creative approach to solving civic problems.

On the weekend of 31 May and 1 June 2013 coders, designers and civic enthusiasts descended on Sacramento’s Hacker Lab for a National Day of Civic Hacking event – Hack for Sac. Over 11,000 people participated in a US National Day of Civic Hacking at 95 events across 38 states and 83 cities.

Now watch the following video which documents this hacking event.

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