Code for America Alpha Website

Posted on by Michal Migurski in News

Code for America made a new website. Itai??i??s almost done, and weai??i??d like to show it off! Weai??i??re doing something a little different with this one, by releasing it at alpha.codeforamerica.org 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

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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 Universityai??i??s Levin College of Urban Affairs and has served as Ohio Lt. …

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It’s time to CodeAcross

Posted on by Catherine Bracy in Brigade, News

Since 2012, each February, Code for America has gathered in communities across the country to Code Across America. This February, we’re doing it again, but this time, we’re going worldwide. Join your us, join your neighbors February 21-23 and together, …

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Lynn Fine: Why I’m Coding for America

Posted on by Lynn Fine in CfA Staff, Commentary

I grew up in an activist family. My parents moved to San Francisco in the 1960′s and were deeply involved in advancing issues of civil rights and social justice. With no Facebook posts or Twitter hashtags available to them they …

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People, Not Data

Posted on by Jacob Solomon in 2013 Fellow, Commentary, San Francisco

Cross-posted from Medium:Ai??https://medium.com/p/47434acb50a8 This is San Franciscoai??i??s main Food Stamps office. People call itAi??twelve-thirty-five, as in 1235 Mission Street. The first time I went was on Thursday, February 7, 2013. I walked past the concrete pillars, through the metal detector …

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2013: Brigade By the Numbers

Posted on by Kevin Curry in Brigade, Civic Hacking

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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Reed Duecy-Gibbs: Why I’m Coding for America

Posted on by Reed Duecy-Gibbs in 2013 Fellow, Coding for America, Commentary

In my eyes the most significant phenomena that are reorganizing society and our planet are the explosion of urban populations and the rise of digital information technology. These trends, for better and worse, are disrupting our physical and societal landscapes. …

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Sophia Parafina: Why I’m Coding for America

Posted on by Sophia Parafina in 2013 Fellow, Coding for America, Commentary

I Code for America because I believe in praxis. Praxis, as I loosely define it with all apologies to Marx, is the process of putting theory into practice. For a long time I’ve been dissatisfied with the path of my …

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Announcing the 2014 Incubator Class

Posted on by Dharmishta Rood in Civic Startups, News

As the civic tech ecosystem continues to gain momentum, Code for America launches its second Incubator class. This year saw numerous applicants to our Startup Accelerator program and more than 80 governments present at our annual Summit. Our Accelerator and …

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