It’s 2010. Hacking is now socially acceptable…as long as you’re “doing it for good”. This weekend (June 4-6) there’s a Hackathon going on in DC, Sydney, Nairobi, Jakarta and Sao Paulo chock full of hacking and coding competitions for the sole purpose of creating software that saves lived.
… How hacking will accomplish this…not too sure BUT I do know that Google, Microsoft, NASA, Yahoo, and The World Bank are in on it. If you want to join in on the fun (since it is open to the public) go here http://rhokdc.eventbrite.com/?src=2m to register.
PS Google Dan Kaminsky – guy is an AMAZING hacker