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[BackChannel] Three Problems With Civic Hackathons

BY Mike Mathieu | Wednesday, June 6 2012

In the latest post for Backchannel, our ongoing conversation between practitioners and close observers at the intersection of technology and politics, Mike Mathieu critiques civic hackathons as we gear up to host one this weekend. Read More

[BackChannel] Beyond Media Spectacles: Debates as Conversations

BY Mike Mathieu | Wednesday, May 16 2012

In this post for Backchannel, our ongoing conversation between practitioners and close observers at the intersection of technology and politics, Mike Mathieu of The Seattle Center Next 50 Debate 2.0 Committee describes an effort in Washington State to reinvent political debate for the 21st century. Read More

City-Go-Round Launches: Public Transit Apps and the Fight for More Open Civic Data

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, December 10 2009

Looking for a good transit app? There's a site for that. Read More