Geek Mercenaries Hack for Local Governments
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."