Michelle Koeth2011 Fellow

Michelle is a patent lawyer and web developer. As a 2011 Code for America fellow she gathered user experience research and drafted the Legal and Procurement Issues Guide for Civic Commons. Further, she attended several codeathons and was a co-developer for three civic minded applications, including SnapFresh, an Apps for Good prize winner. She holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Rutgers University and a JD from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Posts by Michelle

Expressing Better After CfA Fellowship

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I’ve never been able to fit into a perfect mold as just a “lawyer” or an “engineer.”  As much as I enjoy expression of useful ideas in software, I also really enjoy exploring and expressing the nuances of the social …

Learning the way to government – My Fellowship experience

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As I was packing up my work notes, thumb drives, and books a few weekends ago to fly back home, and consequently being flooded with memories of this year, I also began thinking – who is going to read a …

National Night Out… Oakland Style

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Being a fellow at Code for America has allowed me to discover all of the amazing “new school” ways that people are getting involved in their local governments. However, as powerful as web 2.0 technology is for building communities, sometimes, …

Applications for Good SF:
“All Income Foods” App Wins!

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Applications for Good Registration Table

Having only attended one other code-a-thon before in my life, in Washington D.C., last weekend’s Applications for Good competition gave me the opportunity to experience civic app development, West coast-style. Moderated by Arthur Grau of One Economy, the event began …

Discovering Your Inner Transit Geek at Transportation Camp West

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Pin with pictures of various modes of public transit

It’s Saturday. It’s rainy, and, because you don’t own a car, you’re hustling half a mile to and from mass transit to get to the nightclub on time. This time though, when stepping through the doors of the club, you’re …

Michelle Koeth: Why I’m Coding for America

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After leaving my position as an associate attorney for a private law firm, I researched going back to my technical roots and reinventing myself as a technologist with an aim to improve society with my technical skills. The reason I …