Alex PandelCo-Founder of Civic Insight, 2012 Fellow

Alex Pandel is a designer, writer, problem-solver, communicator, urban explorer, and internet-lover, who thrives on collaboration and lives to craft creative and beautiful solutions to problems big and small. Before Code for America, Alex created print and web design solutions for companies like Avon, New York Magazine, and The Future Project, and served as Design Director for a Los Angeles-based dance company. During her Code for America fellowship and partnership with the City of New Orleans, her team focused on improving communication between citizens and City Hall around issues of vacancy and blight. She’s now working to bring the product they built (formerly known as BlightStatus), to cities nationwide, as Co-Founder of Civic Insight.

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Thanking our NOLA Champions

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It’s time to say thanks to the dedicated public servants that helped our Fellows navigate City Hall and champion our mission. And to the Cities that opened their doors, their minds, and their databases to the 2012 Fellows. When the …

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Designing Preparedness

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  When it comes to opt-in, emergency preparedness initiatives, marketing is everything. Sometimes the abstract threat of disaster is just too far removed from the average person’s realm of experience to motivate them to build an emergency kit or come …

Wise Words from SwissMiss

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Pardon me for being a little flustered – I met my design idol last week and am still a bit awestruck. Tina Roth Eisenberg, often referred to by her popular blog’s name, SwissMiss, is a designer, blogger, wife, mother, and …

Civic Hackers <3 NOLA

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A. Smashing. Success. Those are the three words I’d use to describe Code: NOLA, the Code Across America event hosted by Team NOLA our last weekend in New Orleans. Ok, ok, so I am biased. But let’s look at the …

A Taste of the Big Easy

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Lagniappe Brass Band at SANFRANOLA

The room showcased all the evidence of festival-season New Orleans: a six-piece brass band, bourbon cocktails splashing out of neighboring revelers’ cups, a lively crowd clamoring for styrofoam bowls of steaming jambalaya scooped from giant steel vats. But this scene …