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Put the Give in Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is almost here–a day which for many of us means a carousel of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pie. Before you sit down to dinner this year, here are five ways you can help others access food and services. …

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Announcing the 2013 Brigade Captains

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In 2012, Code for America launched the Brigade program, enacting 16 local chapters. Today we’re excited to announce the addition of 18 new Brigades supported by 31 new Captains. These Brigade Captains will work to collaborate with government to build …

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10 Ways to Collaborate w/ Gov

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Collaborating with local government is one of the defining criteria of a Brigade. To build the most impactful solutions, both government and citizens must have a seat at the table. But collaboration isn’t always easy. It takes commitment from both …

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Video: How to Organize a Hack Night

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Last Thursday, the Code for America Brigade hosted a Hangout to discuss best practices for starting up and running a hack night. Panelists included: Mark Headd, chief data officer for the City of Philadelphia; Juan-Pablo Velez, organizer of weekly open government hack night in Chicago; …

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Q&A from the Campaign Trail

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As we round out the second month of the Great American Civic Hack we checked in four of our national repos: LocalWiki, OpenTreeMap, CKAN, and Councilmatic. Check out what they had to say on the top issues they’d like to …

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#debrief: NDoCH

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More than 11,000 individuals were engaged in National Day of Civic Hacking through 95 events held in 83 cities. The stories are still coming in but we wanted to debrief and highlight some great stories that happened across the Code …

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And the Repos Are…

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We’re excited to kick off the second stage of the Great American Civic Hack: a three month campaign to take our favorite open source, civic repos to the next level; to close issues, reach milestones, add new features, and generally …

Be Part of Something Big – This Weekend

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This weekend more than 6,000 individuals from businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies, as well as local citizens will come together to participate in 95 events throughout the United States as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH). This …

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10 Ways Civic Hacking is Good for Cities

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At Code for America, we’re getting excited for the National Day of Civic Hacking; the weekend is a galvanizing moment in our ongoing movement to call citizens to action. We want citizens everywhere to help their cities work better, through …

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The Great American Civic Hack: Roll up your sleeves and code!

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          Calling all repo managers, coders, designers, civic-minded volunteers: we want you! Today we’re kicking off The Great American Civic Hack—a three-month campaign to clean up the top civic repos and make them fork and merge …

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