Hackers Huddle on Project on Flickr.
What’s the Value of Your Personal Data?
The National Day of Civic Hacking event on June 1-2 is backed by the White House and organized by Hack for Change with local coordination at 95 different spots in cities across the country.
The ultimate goal is to democratize access to data and build understanding of how public and personal data can be combined to solve everyday problems such as finding childcare or eldercare, education, transportation services and disaster recovery.
California cities of Palo Alto and Sacramento are planning to participate and the focus will shift beyond big data to focus on little data, the personal data people are creating everyday with their computing devices. The full story:
Gina Lujan, director of Hacker Lab in Sacramento, California.
One-hundred miles east of Silicon Valley in a former tattoo parlor, members of the second-largest hackerspace in California are hoping to make a different kind of mark by advancing technology innovation in the state capital, a region known for government, clean tech and sustainable tech, but not high tech.
We are changing the world by providing community resources for education, innovation and creation. It’s all very exciting. This whole thing is like catching a big, old tsunami and saying, ‘Wow, this is huge,’ and you need to stay on. It’s scary, it’s awesome. And there’s nothing else like it in the [Sacramento] Valley.
— Eric Ullrich, a co-founder of Hacker Lab in Sacramento.