Geek Mercenaries Hack for Local Governments

Non-profit group works to improve efficiency of local governments with technology hacks.
August 30, 2013, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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Code for America is a non-profit group that comes up with innovative technology solutions and collective citizen action for addressing inefficiencies in municipal governments. 

"In Boston, for example, thousands of hydrants were getting buried in snowstorms, obstructing firefighters. A Code for America hacker built an app so Bostonians could "adopt" a hydrant and agree to keep the snow off it. The app isn't just functional. It's fun. It went viral."

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Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in Los Angeles Times
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