Intel-Sponsored Hack Forum Aims to Open Data; Sean Koehl Comments

IntelLogoIntel has sponsored a civic hacking event in 83 cities to help individuals address problems using data application.

The event is intended to help the public collaborate with the government and private organizations to apply new applications into their data, Intel said Friday.

Citizens have adopted digitization for several applications in areas such as music, business and scientific data, the company said.

Sean Koehl of Intel Labs writes the National Day of Civic Hacking had 100 teams supported by more than 20 government agencies participate to develop applications for public data.

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