Kevin CurryProgram Director, CfA Brigade

Kevin Curry is a civic hacker and the director of the Brigade, Code for America's volunteer community engagement program. He created CityCamp together with CfA founder, Jennifer Pahlka. CityCamp is an event that connects government, community orgs, civic-minded technologists, journalists and the public around municipal innovation. Kevin is a founder and co-owner of Bridgeborn, Inc. and a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (BA History, '92, MS Computer Science, '99). He is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia where he lives with his wife, daughter, and two pugs. Find Kevin on Twitter @kmcurry

Posts by Kevin

2013: Brigade By the Numbers

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It’s the end of another year and that means it’s time for us to do the thing that everyone does…where they reflect on the year and report the numbers! 2013 was a stellar year for the Brigade. By the Numbers …

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Brigade Spotlight: A Summer of Civic Hacking

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Per usual during seasonal transitions we pause to reflect what passed in the season before and what’s ahead. For us this was the Summer of Civic Hacking. It kicked-off the weekend of June 1, the first-ever National Day of Civic …

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We’re Thinking About Open, Civic Data Standards

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#cfabrigade hive mind: Cambridge (MA) Oak., South Bend, San Diego govs pursuing #opendata pol/leg + Bikeshare cities pondering data standrds — Kevin Curry (@kmcurry) August 9, 2013 Open data standards are the talk of the civic hacking nation and this …

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Captains of Change

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Yesterday I was in the Eisenhower Executive Center at The White House to honor women and men from across the country who have demonstrated leadership and vision in open government and civic hacking. President Obama and his administration have long …

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Stay Hacking! What you can do after NDoCH.

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Whew! That was some crazy weekend, huh? More than 11,000 participants around the country came out for 95 events in 83 cities. As you reflect upon epic event that was National Day of Civic Hacking it’s important to remember that civic …

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Open Source + Community

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I’ve been thinking a bit too much lately about GitHub and Drupal.org. More broadly, I’ve had my mind on open source + community. Sometimes this is called social coding. Social coding can take on a variety of shapes and sizes …

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Thank You, Brigade

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April is National Volunteer Month and right now it’s National Volunteer Week. The point of “National…Month/Week/Day” recognitions like this is, well, recognition. Volunteers give their time every day. It’s now time to say, Thank You. And, we best honor our volunteers …

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Brigade Spotlight: National Day of Civic Hacking

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What is it? By now readers of this blog have likely heard of National Day of Civic Hacking, a.k.a., Hack for Change (hackforchange.org). The announcement from The White House received a boost of attention in online media. If you missed …

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Lessons Learned from Brigade, Year One: Don’t Do This!

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Recently I reported on the things that worked in Brigade’s first year. I wanted to follow up with this report on what didn’t work and lessons learned over our past year of civic hacking. Next month, in the final installment …

Lessons from Brigade, Year One: DO THIS!

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“If we’re not documenting these experiences and sharing them, then how do we justify all these resources?” ~ Steven Clift (@democracy) speaking with fellows about the need to share learning In November, I wrote to the 2012 Fellows during their …

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