Hacks for Democracy

The aim of the The Hacks for Democracy hackathon was build tools to increase the numbers of citizens participating in democracy by making registering to vote, finding polling place and actually voting easier and more convenient. Our own Aaron and Mjmube, working on seperate teams, developed VoterID.me and Electory.org. Democracy is not inevitable or a given; it must be Read more…

Introducing CB Tools, an online resource for Community Boards and engaged citizens

Say hello to CommunityBoardTools.org –  the online guide to participation tools available for NYC's Community Boards. Community Boards are a tremendously powerful resource for NYC residents, but we've found Boards face common challenges in outreach, visibility, data collection & analysis, and engagement with the public. CB Tools sets out to allay these issues by communicating and sharing tools and solutions among community Read more…