Dana OshiroDana Oshiro

Dana Oshiro (Senior Marketing Manager) is a writer and marketing strategist with a love of tech and an interest in how new innovations affect our societies and lives. Prior to her position at CfA she worked in tech journalism, publishing, public affairs, environmental health and anti-poverty advocacy. She currently posts at the The NextWeb and in her personal blog Villagers with Pitchforks. To contact Dana, ping her at @danaoshiro or email dana[at]codeforamerica[dot]org.

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Fellowship Prototype Apps: Training Through Doing

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As part of the Fellowship training process, 2014 Fellowship teams were asked to collaborate and build lightweight prototype apps and test their working styles. From research, to needs assessment, to wireframe, to iteration, to prototype design — teams build an …

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City Applications Open: Enlist the Fellows

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Code for America’s City Fellowship application is officially open and we know the competition to enlist the Fellows will be fierce. For those of you who are new to Code for America, here’s a brief summary of the Fellowship: Code …

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Chopra + Ries + O’Reilly Talk Open Government

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In a network-exclusive Code for America mentor event, former White House CTO Aneesh Chopra, author of “Lean Startup” Eric Ries and O’Reilly Media’s Tim O’Reilly sat down for a conversation on open government. Even in his introduction, Chopra identified what …

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Dana Oshiro: Why I’m Coding for America

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Several months ago I left my position of three years in pursuit of new challenges. In the past I’ve worked in tech journalism, publishing, public affairs, environmental health, and anti-poverty advocacy. Each of these positions have been wonderful learning experiences …

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Creating Safe-Spaces at Hackathons and Beyond

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At Code for America, the concept of safe-spaces is a necessity. We’re committed to building apps that are “by the people, and for the people” and we recognize that in order to do that, we need to make room for every …

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The 2014 Fellowship Applicants

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Code for America’s 2014 Fellowship application closed at midnight last night and we’re happy to announce that 658 talented individuals applied for the program. To those of you who applied — thank you so much for your dedication to civic …

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Bluehost Issues an OSCON Challenge

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Bluehost is one of Code for America’s largest corporate donors, supporting us for the second year in a row at the $250,000 level. We are so grateful for the support of founder Hari Ravichandran and the entire Bluehost team, who …

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Request for Startups (RFS) – Deadline 5/31

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As the May 31 deadline for our Accelerator program approaches — in the spirit of Paul Graham and Y Combinator’s Request for Startups (RFS) — Code for America is introducing an RFS of its own. Over the years we’ve uncovered a list of …

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RFP-EZ: A Case for Better Procurement

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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recently issued a post on how online procurement platform RFP-EZ is already saving taxpayers money.  With five pilot contracts used as a proxy for success, RFP-EZ’s online bids averaged 30 percent …

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