National Hacking Day
According to a press release by the White House Office of Science and Technology, 1-2 June 2013 will be a national hacking day. From the article:
"Civic Hacking Day is an opportunity for software developers, technologists, and entrepreneurs to unleash their can-do American spirit by collaboratively harnessing publicly-released data and code to create innovative solutions for problems that affect Americans. While civic hacking communities have long worked to improve our country and the world, this summer will mark the first time local developers from across the Nation unite around the shared mission of addressing and solving challenges relevant to OUR blocks, OUR neighborhoods, OUR cities, OUR states, and OUR country."
The effort supports the existing Hack For Change pushes but now put a little government emphasis behind the idea. Of course, the idea is to make an improvement because nobody will go broke for evil right?