CodeAcross is Here!

Posted on by Catherine Bracy in News

It’s that time of year again: time to CodeAcross! On the weekend of February 21-23, Code for America, the Open Knowledge Foundation and the Sunlight Foundation will host 40+ events around the globe. The mission of these events is to …

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Fellowship Prototype Apps: Training Through Doing

Posted on by Dana Oshiro in 2014 Fellows, News

As part of the Fellowship training process, 2014 Fellowship teams were asked to collaborate and build lightweight prototype apps and test their working styles. From research, to needs assessment, to wireframe, to iteration, to prototype design — teams build an …

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Why I Code… In China.

Posted on by Bruce Haupt in Brigade, News

I live in China and I’m SUPER optimistic about open data and civic engagement. For the last five years I worked for the City of Houston. Among the many projects I worked on, I was part of the city/community team that …

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Pattern Sharing inCode for America’s New Website

Posted on by Jeremy Keith in Design, Guest Post, News

This guest post was originally published on Clear/Thinking. Mike has written about the Code for America alpha website that we collaborated on: We chose to work with ClearLeft because they develop a pattern portfolio (a pattern/style library) which would allow …

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Civic Tech Forecast: 2014

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in News

Last year was a big year for civic technology and government innovation, and if last week’s Municipal Innovation discussion was any indication, 2014 promises to be even bigger. More than sixty civic innovators from both inside and outside of government …

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Spotlight: Kiran Jain, City of Oakland

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in Cities, Design, News, Oakland


Kiran Jain (@jainkiranc) is an attorney for the City of Oakland with a background in real estate, technology, and municipal law practice. She was also a 2012 Leading by Design fellow at the California College of the Arts. Kiran has …

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City Applications Open: Enlist the Fellows

Posted on by Dana Oshiro in News

Code for America’s City Fellowship application is officially open and we know the competition to enlist the Fellows will be fierce. For those of you who are new to Code for America, here’s a brief summary of the Fellowship: Code …

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Code for America Alpha Website

Posted on by Michal Migurski in News

Code for America made a new website. It’s almost done, and we’d like to show it off! We’re doing something a little different with this one, by releasing it at for community feedback before replacing the current site. Last …

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Chopra + Ries + O’Reilly Talk Open Government

Posted on by Dana Oshiro in News

In a network-exclusive Code for America mentor event, former White House CTO Aneesh Chopra, author of “Lean Startup” Eric Ries and O’Reilly Media’s Tim O’Reilly sat down for a conversation on open government. Even in his introduction, Chopra identified what …

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CEO for Cities: “Stop Waiting for Washington”

Posted on by Lee Fisher in Commentary, Guest Post


This guest post is by Lee Fisher, President and CEO of CEOs for Cities. Lee is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs and has served as Ohio Lt. …

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