Civic Hackathon

November 14, 2013, 6am PST
Shannon Mattern surveys the new wave of urban data science projects and argues that practitioners are trending toward an obsession with data-for-data’s-sake and an idolization of method.
Places Journal
August 30, 2013, 1pm PDT
Non-profit group works to improve efficiency of local governments with technology hacks.
Los Angeles Times
July 7, 2013, 9am PDT
As more governments embrace civic hackathons as a way to tap enthusiastic young software developers quickly and cheaply, a backlash to these "app-developing marathons" is growing along with them. Does their local focus doom them to irrelevance?
The Atlantic Cities