Aaron Ogle2011 Fellow

Aaron believes that software can be used to build for a better world, and he loves designing applications to make cities more livable, beautiful, and just. While a fellow at Code for America, he partnered with the City of Philadelphia to build solutions to help foster civic engagement. He specializes in JavaScript and GIS development and has contributed to such applications as reroute.it, septa.mobi, changeby.us, walkshed.org, and phillystormwater.org. He is now a senior developer at OpenPlans. Besides a tech geek, Aaron is an outdoorsman, an urbanist, and a devoted husband and father.

Posts by Aaron

Reroute.it: Better Transportation Choices

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We all care how the decisions we make will impact our lives. In many cases, those impacts are self-evident. If I keep my air conditioner running during a hot summer, I will consume more electricity, and my utility bill will …

OpenDataPhilly.org Launches in Philadelphia

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This is a great week for Philadelphia, my home town. Just yesterday, Philadelphia joined the ranks of Washington D.C., Seattle, and San Francisco with the launch of OpenDataPhilly.org, an online catalog of Philadelphia data and a platform for future innovative …

The Car-Free Family: TranspoCamp West Ignite

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Last month, Transportation Camp came to San Francisco, and I had the opportunity to present an Ignite talk on a transit-related issue. My family has been either car-lite or car-free for some years now, I thought I’d share my learnings …

Ignite on Philadelphia, CfA, and “Being the Dumbest Guy in the Room”

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Last Thursday, Pete Fecteau took the stage at Ignite Philly 7 on behalf of Team Philadelphia to talk about CfA, why he’s participating, and what we’re hoping to accomplish in the city. His Ignite, titled “The Dumbest Person in the …

Aaron Ogle: Why I’m Coding for America

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Despite graduating college at the top of my class, I struggled to excel during my first years within the software industry without understanding why until recently. I enjoyed my work but never seemed to have the drive of many of …