Hacking Food Insecurity: Civic Hacker Podcast Episode 4

Hacking Food Insecurity: Civic Hacker Podcast Episode 4

In Episode 04 of the Civic Hacker Podcast, “Hacking Food Insecurity”, we sit down with Tim Yoon to talk about his winning National Day of Civic Hacking project, and the journey that followed to develop the idea into a working tool on the Sacramento Food...
Power Up Your Team for Hackathon Success

Power Up Your Team for Hackathon Success

This is the official transcript from the unedited audio recording of Lori McNeill’s “Power Up Your Team for Hackathon Success” NASA Space Apps Challenge Bootcamp Session.  Lori is a NASA Space Apps Ambassador and the Founding Director of the Civic...
Civic Hacking in Rural America

Civic Hacking in Rural America

When the idea of civic hacking was first emerging in the U.S., Rachel Hatch was at the forefront of the movement, both due to her personal beliefs and position at IFTF. Rachel is a Research Director for Institute for the Future, a Silicon Valley think tank. IFTF...
Stopping Human Traffickers with Memex

Stopping Human Traffickers with Memex

In 1945, an article by Vannevar Bush was published in The Atlantic Monthly detailing a hypothetical device which would store and automatically cross-reference a user’s books, personal records, and other types of written information. The author was working as...
Social Impact Bonds: What You Need to Know

Social Impact Bonds: What You Need to Know

In 2017, Zachary Levey, working with partners in government and the Inter-American Development Bank, launched the first Social Impact Bond (SIB) in a developing country market. Zach is a Senior Associate at the Multilateral Investment Fund, and knows the power of...