‘Hack City’ (VIDEO)

Great video highlighting what a civic hackathon is and how it works via a re-cap of GreenBiz’s recent three-day ‘Hack City.’

Building civic ‘Startup Communities’

I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of a more structured approach to community with respect to the civic technology movement, which is why I picked up Brad Feld’s ‘Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City.’

Open source democracy

Great Clay Shirky TED Talk on how distributed version control and “having access to all the source code all of the time” will one day change the way government works.