This episode our guest Seth Etter explains what civic hacking is and how to get involved in your local area to help better your community. Speaking of community, how about your local dev community? We talk about curating dev communities and some of the challenges and benefits that come along with it.

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Show Notes


  • Civic Hacking (8:18)
  • Open Data (16:21)
  • Curating Communities (26:23)

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Seth Etter
Code, community & civic tech. Sr Dev at @FoundOpenGov. Organizer at @dev_ICT & @OpenWichita. (Opinions my own)
Jacob Berthelsen
Husband, father, web dev/designer, expert gif'er, oxford comma user, & seeker of awesomeness.
Andrew Carlson
Human being.
Landon Cline
Ever since I was little I was taking computers apart and rebuilding them. Since then I've had various jobs in tech, but eventually I stumbled upon programming and development. The problem solving and engineering of solutions drew me in like moth to flame. I continue to refine my skills and have found my passion for front-end development and Angular. Most of what I learned has been self taught and from mentoring in the community. I can't say enough about how great the community is for development!