每個公民黑客的共同目標是促進政府資訊公開透明，針對有問題的地方藉由定期的聚會，以馬拉松式協作各個「專案」，作成雛形後，讓更多人再投入貢獻，稱為「黑客松（Hackathon）」。 The shared goal of every civic hacker is a transparent government. Such hackers gather at regular times to address what they see as problem areas, and then work on related projects in marathon sessions. Once these hackathons hash out a prototype, still more people pitch in.
hash out 討論(以達成共識、解決問題) The employer and representatives of employees are hashing out disputes.
2010年發生在中東地區的民主運動「阿拉伯之春」，藉由網路串連喚醒公民意識。 Civic technology has figured in several recent civic events. The Arab Spring of 2010, an Internet-enabled civic awakening, is a case in point.
case in point 恰當/很好的例子 Exercise can benefit the brain and aid learning. The improved academic performance of this class is a case in point.