“Only you can change government”,says Jennifer Pahlka from Code for America. Her non-profit uses the power of web-tools to assist in projects in cities across America. The good outcome of the projects benefits the citizens. She shows us what is possible if you dare to dream. “Code can be beautiful, simple and easy to use”, says Pahlka.
For example check out the project adopt a hydrant. The citizens of Boston where asked to take care of the hydrant closeby their house and make sure it was free from snow. They reported through and easy app. Other cities followed thanks to the open source code and sharing of information. As members of a community, we can fix things, not just complain.
Stop the complaining about housing, no work. Let us be inspired by this great example and come up with solutions that enable people to act!