Ryan ResellaTechnical Lead

Ryan began working in local government in 2005 at the City of Santa Clarita in Southern California. As a Senior IT Analyst at Santa Clarita he was responsible for managing the Application Development group in the Technology Services Division. Previously, he was the project manager and lead engineer on eGraffiti which is a web based graffiti tracking and prevention application, which won the League of California Cities Grand Prize Helen Putnam Award. He also has done extensive work with GIS using Esri products. Ryan was part of the 2011 Inaugural class of Code for America Fellows. As a photographer, Ryan continues to capture great moments at Code for America. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from California State University, Northridge.

Posts by Ryan

Take the Challenge

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Right now the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is hosting a Civic Data Challenge. This challenge hopes to “turn the raw data of ‘civic health’ into beautiful, useful applications and visualizations, enabling communities to be better understood and made to …

196 Github Repositories

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Code for America Projects

At the time of this writing our GitHub page has 196 repositories: github.com/codeforamerica Everything that we build at Code for America is a open source.  On our Github we have various government API wrappers in Ruby, PHP, and Python. We …

Google Summer of Code 2012

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Interested in civic data and doing something meaningful with your summer? It’s that time again for Google Summer of Code!  Code for America is honored to be selected as a Google Summer of Code Mentoring Organization for a second year in …

Apps 4 Metro Chicago Winner! Techno Finder

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Apps 4 Metro Chicago recently announced the winners of the community round entries. The challenge was to build an application for the citizens and visitors to the city of Chicago using the Chicago Open Data Portal.  Techno Finder finished 8th …

Solar Widget

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With solar energy gaining popularity, cities require ways to measure the potential benefits of implementation. Solar Widget is a web-based application that uses Esri mapping software to calculate solar potential for rooftops. The project aims to raise awareness about the potential …

“Fun” Things About Code for America

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A few weeks ago, we welcomed our summer interns to Code for America. During that time each of the Fellows was asked to name one fun thing about working at Code for America, so now we have a list “fun” …

RailsConf 2011

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Last week I had the chance to attend my first RailsConf.  Dan, Erik and Scott from Code for America were also in attendance at the conference. The conference was filled with great tutorial sessions, tech sessions and some inspiring keynotes. …

CfA Hosts Social Innovation Speed Dating

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Simpl hosted Social Innovation Speed Dating in our offices at Code for America. About 30 people showed up on Tuesday evening, ready to pitch an idea and find others willing to help. Simpl provides a market place to share social …

Trip to the Esri Developer Summit

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I had a chance to attend the 2011 Esri Developer Summit with another Code for America Fellow Aaron Ogle in Palm Springs, CA last week. The Esri Developer Summit is a chance for programmers to learn more about how to …

Boston: GIS More than Making Maps

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Over the past few years local government GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Departments have grown significantly.  GIS has been an important tool for mapping, data visualizations and spatial analysis. Cities have been relying on GIS for public safety, public works, infrastructure …