Alex TranFellowship Program Manager

Alex Tran is a city advocate working at the intersections of technology and public service. Most recently he developed digital literacy trainings for leading Bay Area nonprofits, philanthropies and social enterprises at ZeroDivide. An alumni of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs, Alex has executed on diverse public service projects, including revamping the San Francisco Dept. of Public Work’s web presence, creating Digital Divide focused conferences for the California Emerging Technology Fund, and pitching a winning social enterprise mobile app concept to a panel of funders. Alex also has extensive community organizing experience as a Public Allies AmeriCorps volunteer and through leading climate change lobbying efforts in DC with 350.org and students from Pomona College, where he studied public policy and environmental science.

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GOV 2.0 Gift Guide: Rest & Reflection for 2013

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This holiday season, you may be traveling far and wide in search of some R&R before the coming year. You might be reconnecting with family, working yourself to the bone as 2014 too quickly approaches, or perhaps headed to one …

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Thank You, RackSpace

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Yesterday, Rackspace joined Code for America in a big way. Rackspace now offers their employees year long sabbaticals in order to join our community  of civic hackers — our Fellowship — with the option to return to Rackspace post-fellowship. Take a …

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CfA Fellows: Where Are They Now?

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In 2011, our inaugural class of fellows took a huge leap of faith in joining us. No one knew if the program would work, or if employers would want to hire fellows after their year of service. Now, with two classes under …

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The Best is Yet to Come

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There is an incredible potential hidden in the middle of things. Within our fellowship cohort, the middle of the year is constantly stirring with possibilities, chaos, triumph, and the potential for greatness, even before the fellows’ culminating presentations at our …

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A New Age in America

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Changes Afoot Last year, when we (Code for America) began officially supporting civic startups, we created a program to support companies building tools that help government work more effectively and transparently. We call it the Code for America Accelerator. Ever …

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Startups: Apply Now. Code for America.

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In 2012, we embarked on a bold idea — build an accelerator focusing exclusively on growing the ecosystem of civic startups building the future of government tech. We had no idea about the level of response we would get from …

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New Civic Tech Jobs on the Horizon

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This blog was cross-posted with Huffington Post as a collaboration as part of their JobRaising initiative.  An incredible opportunity exists for local, state, and federal government to tap into the energy of technology startups to work more collaboratively and effectively, …

The Gov. 2.0 Gift Guide (2012)

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In a panic about what to get the civic nerd(s) in your posse this holiday season? In the spirit of the holidays (and shopping procrastinators everywhere), I’d like to provide this informative, “extremely official” guide — so you don’t feel …

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Incubating Civic Startups

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In November, Code for America proudly closed out its first class of Accelerator startups. These seven companies showed investors, press, and the Code for America community what was possible with technology — and provided services that fulfilled real need among …

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Unlocking New Value from Government Data

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Team “Open Judge” hacking at Code for America

Everyone likes friendly competition. Over the weekend of November 2, Code for America hosted a hackathon competition dubbed “Data DeathMatch!” to provide hackers an opportunity to build apps utilizing fresh, newly opened data from the Fair Practice Political Commission (FPPC), …

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