Most of society defines hackers as computer geniuses who can limitlessly explore the techniological world against all set rules for their own purposes. However, Garrett Wilkin shows how there is another side to hacking that is used for the greater good. With the creation of the Maine Hacker Club, he hopes to join the technical minds of the region to help with the technological issues that are affecting his community.
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BY ROMAN MILO
@ VOL 12
ON JAN 17, 2012
Roman Milo is a digital artist and was one of the founding members of Harbourfront Centre. He started working with digital art when his computer got hacked by the Romanian KGB hacking school in 1995. He then started studying computer viruses and code, and created an art show inspired by the codes.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 26, 2013.
Hacking Your Education
BY ISAAC SANDERS
@ JUNE TABLE TALKS
ON JUN 13, 2013
Isaac Sanders has worked for 6 software companies in the past 2 years, is going to be a Sophomore at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the Fall and is only 19 years old. He is a Software Craftsman, a Voracious Learner, and an Open Source Contributor.
BY PAOLA VILLAREAL
@ VOL 37
ON SEP 25, 2014
Paola Villarreal is an inveterate self taught person, she has specialized on the design and development of internet systems for 13 years. She is the creator of ECOBICI app for Android and iOS and she will explore the possibilities of hacking everyday life for the benefit of citizens.
[Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation
BY BETH SCACCIA
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 14, 2015
What is possible when you give people SPACE and PERMISSION to create? Beth Scaccia shows us [Freespace]: a gathering place for people to come together, to create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, events, and long term projects.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Aug 4, 2015.
Civic Hacking in Nepal
BY MIKE ZUCKERMAN
@ VOL 13
ON JUL 03, 2015
Mike Zuckerman offers up some personal insights and some inspirational ideas for the what could possibly be the silver lining in Nepal's rebuilding post-earthquake. Moved by a friend who tragically perished on Mt. Everest, he suggests the time is now or never, proposing a bold vision of making creative new cities in the aftermath of disaster that can be a better reflections of the wishes and dreams of its inhabitants.
Reimagining the Civic Commons in Akron
BY KLYE KUTUCHIEF
@ VOL 3
ON MAY 06, 2016
Kyle Kutuchief shares on reimagining the Civic Commons in Akron. Kutuchief is the Program Director in Akron for Knight Foundation. He previously worked in development for the Austen BioInnovation Institute, Collaborent Group and the University of Akron. In 2014 Kutuchief served as President of Torchbearers, a young professionals organization focused on leadership development, community service, and talent attraction and retention. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Ohio State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Akron.
BY WARREN JOHNSTON
@ VOL 25
ON JUN 09, 2016
"The important part is getting to know people in a really informal setting, as people first. The running joke is if you want to ask somebody their business model, you have to buy them a drink."
Warren Johnston shares the underlying philosophies behind Edmonton's exploding startup community, which emphasizes inclusivity, togetherness and selflessness—and above all having fun while pursuing professional goals.
20 Great Ideas for Hacking the City
BY PETER BENKENDORF
@ VOL 26
ON MAR 09, 2016
Peter Benkendorf has spent the past 30 years fostering imagination, connectivity and action. A highly conceptual thinker, catalyst and implementer, his experience spans brand development, product development, marketing and civic engagement in the corporate, advertising, consulting, and community sectors.