Abhi NemaniCo-Executive Director (Interim)

Abhi Nemani is a writer, speaker, organizer, and technologist. For the past four years, he has helped build the national non-profit, Code for America, a technology organization dedicated to reinventing government for the 21st century. Abhi has led CfA’s strategic development, including the development of multiple new initiatives designed for scaling the organization's impact, including the launch of a first-of-its-kind civic startup accelerator and a collaborative network for hundreds of government innovators. Currently serving as Co-Executive Director, Abhi leads growth and product strategy. Prior to CfA, Abhi managed research teams at the Rose Institute of State of Local Government, and with Google, he pioneered an innovative strategy to leverage social media for consumer engagement. He graduated magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a honors degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). Abhi's work has been featured in the New York Times, Government Technology, and Forbes, and he has been featured as a speaker at SxSW, the World Bank, and various universities and conferences around the world.

Posts by Abhi

Reid Hoffman Challenges Tech Community to Support Civic Innovation

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Everything that Code for America Fellows, Brigades, local government partners, and startups do through these programs is made possible by our donors. From civic hackers who give their time along with an annual $25 gift, to the business and philanthropy …

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Momentum on Procurement Reform

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In following the conversations with more than 500 members of the broader civic tech network at the 2013 Code for America Summit, I was struck by a shared commitment from the community: a commitment to speak candidly and honestly about the …

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Redefining Citizenship with Ideation Nation

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Over the last three years, the surface area of the civic technology movement has dramatically grown. The question of how governments should be leveraging technology is now a common one — becoming particularly relevant over the last few months — …

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Civic Data Standards Featured in the Atlantic

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Earlier this year, we partnered with the City of San Francisco and Yelp to develop and deploy a data standard for restaurant inspection scores, called LIVES. Data standards, such as LIVES or Open311, are simply an agreed upon, common format …

National Day of Civic Hacking: Live Beyond the Day

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On June 1, citizens in nearly 100 cities will be hosting events to celebrate the National Day of Civic Hacking. Organized through a cross-sector coalition, this day is a galvanizing moment for our ongoing movement to call citizens into action …

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Towards a Procurement Strategy

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What enables innovation? This is an oft-asked question. Some argue it’s the aggregation of divergent viewpoints, or the density of the creative class; others say it’s the proximity to academia or industry. A less common, but no less important question …

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Submit Your Applications, Now.

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From the stage of  SXSW, Jennifer Pahlka (CfA’s fearless leader) announced to the crowd of would-be geeks, that we’re now accepting applications for our 2013 Accelerator and 2014 Fellowship. (If you missed Jen’s SXSW keynote last year, you can listen …

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Take the Citizenville Challenge

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Technology is changing the way citizens consume information, connect with each other, and live their personal and professional lives — and it’s also changing the way they expect to interact with their local government. There’s a huge potential to use …

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Presidential Innovation Fellows, Round 2. Apply Now.

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Today, the White House has opened up applications for the second round of the Presidential Innovation Fellowship (PIF): whitehouse.gov/innovationfellows Just this past Friday, I had the chance to catch up with a number of the first set of “PIFs” as …

Citizenship Beyond the Election

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Following up on Tuesday’s election, a member of our team asked me to write up some thoughts around the meaning of citizenship and democracy. We often talk about how our work is about government and not politics, and how we’re trying …

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