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Full speed ahead on Streetmix

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Our humble beginnings (photo by Ezra Spier)

Six months ago, the Fellows came together for its first hackathon, and there, we created the initial prototype for Streetmix. Since then, we’ve received so many encouraging responses from users around the world, such as transportation planners in Raleigh, N.C. …

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Lou Huang: Why I’m Coding for America

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This is a story of coming around full circle. I was born here in San Francisco, in the midst of the technology industry, to a father who was an engineer in Silicon Valley long before the regional nickname was a …

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Lean Startups and the Rise of Iterative Placemaking

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View from M@dison rooftop.

Sometimes, when people hear “Code for America” they might assume that we fellows are all computer programmers, but quite a few of us have backgrounds in architecture, urban design, city planning, community organizing, transportation, and housing policy. And we are …

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Lesson in Longevity

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This morning, the Fellows discussed how applications we develop this year could be sustained after our fellowship period is over, as well as the challenges we might face in opening data sources from our partner cities and municipalities. Since our …

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