I've been covering what's now become the nation's largest challenge-based hackathon here in San Francisco, since its beginnings. This year's Accelerate Hackathon was the opening act to San Francisco's DeveloperWeek Conference and Festival.
Americans are frustrated with the powers that be but that doesn't mean they should ignore local issues directly affecting them. In Santa Cruz citizens are proposing solutions to the water crisis with the help of crowdsourcing startup Civinomics. How? With an app of course.