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: https://medium.com/p/47434acb50a8 This is San Francisco’s main Food Stamps office. People call it 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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The Intentional Stack: Technology Choices in Civic Projects

Posted on by Dave Guarino in Commentary, Fellowship, Technology

An oft-discussed subject in the civic tech world is the cavernous divide in the underlying technologies used by the private tech sector as opposed to those used by government entities. Some stylized examples: open source vs. proprietary; Ruby on Rails …

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GOV 2.0 Gift Guide: Rest & Reflection for 2013

Posted on by Alex Tran in Commentary

This holiday season, you may be traveling far and wide in search of some R&R before the coming year. You might be reconnecting with family, working yourself to the bone as 2014 too quickly approaches, or perhaps headed to one …

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OpenOakland 1.5: A year in review

Posted on by Steve Spiker in Brigade, News, Oakland

2013 was a great year for the growing movement to open up government and build towards a future where our local city is truly by the people, for the people, and of the people in the 21st century.  However we …

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