Jennifer Pahlka: Hacking Our Way to a Better Government from WIRED on FORA.tv
Jennifer Pahlka, Founder & Executive Director of Code for America, in conversation talking about how start-up culture can change government through hack days by creating simple and beautiful interfaces for government.
Google has offered any hackers who find bugs in their browser's system cash money for their endeavours. The prize fund is an acknowledgement that improvement is harder to come by without an absorption of failure and the reasons behind it. Google will be running a Chrome exploit competition at the CanSecWest security conference this weekend in Vancouver, Canada, on 7-9 March.
With cars increasingly going online, as Malaysian car-maker Proton announced a 4G-connected car recently there is a need think about how cars might connect to each other and not just humans. At the recent World Mobile Congress, Bill Ford spoke about how outlined a future of 4 billion cars that don’t just use wireless links to tap into music, media and navigation, but communicate with one another as peers, sharing information such as their speed, direction and the moment they brake with all of the other vehicles on the road. Ford's forward thinking attitude is exemplified by their recent hackathon...