When we think of hacking, we usually take a negative view. The image brought to mind is that of scurrilous, disaffected individuals intent on causing harm in the computers of the world, while enriching themselves as much as possible. An organization, “Hack 4 Good SGF” wants to change that impression. They see hacking as a way to build solutions to problems that exist in our everyday, computer-dominated world.
This week Greg Johnson, who works with the group, stops by Stem Spots to talk about their goals and let us know about the special competition coming up in November. At that event, students and professionals will have the opportunity to work on a computing problem tied to helping others in the Springfield area.