2011 Fellows

Alumni Fellow Spotlight: Jeremy Canfield, Class of 2011

Posted on by Jeremy Canfield in 2011 Fellows, Commentary, News

What led you to CfA I came to CfA after a mobile-social gaming app startup I’d helped launch had faltered. I’d previously worked in government, and while I found the work incredibly compelling, I was by then far too hooked …

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CfA Fellows: Where Are They Now?

Posted on by Alex Tran in 2011 Fellows, 2012 fellows, Fellowship, News

In 2011, our inaugural class of fellows took a huge leap of faith in joining us. No one knew if the program would work, or if employers would want to hire fellows after their year of service. Now, with two classes under …

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Getting Jiggy With OpenStreetMap

Posted on by Michal Migurski in 2011 Fellows, 2012 fellows, 2013 Fellow, News

The OpenStreetMap U.S. Foundation held its annual State Of The Map (OSM) U.S. conference in San Francisco this past weekend, and Code for America was delighted to help and attend. Almost 400 participants in the globe-spanning, street-scale, wiki-style world map …

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CfA Apps: Ends or Means?

Posted on by Joel Mahoney in #meta, 2011 Fellows, Commentary

We spend a lot of time at Code for America, well…coding.  This is based on our belief that writing software is a more direct path to change than writing white papers. But we also understand that not all of our …

A Model Brigade Story

Posted on by Kevin Curry in #meta, 2011 Fellows, 2012 fellows, Brigade

We’re all trying to understand what it means to code for America where we live. We have web skills and we want to use them, generally to make the world a better place, specifically to improve interfaces to our local …

Checking In w/ 2011 Fellow Jeremy Canfield

Posted on by Anne Rynearson in 2011 Fellows, Fellowship

I caught up with 2011 Fellow Jeremy Canfield to see what’s he’s up to and find out what it was like to wear one of those blue track jackets. He’s what he had to say: In 50 words or less …

Expressing Better After CfA Fellowship

Posted on by Michelle Koeth in 2011 Fellows, Civic Hacking

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 …

Take the Challenge

Posted on by Ryan Resella in 2011 Fellows, Commentary, Open Data

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 …

Kickstarting Art Around. Creating a Community of Curators

Posted on by Anna Bloom in 2011 Fellows, News

Last year as 2011 fellows, we pursued a small idea to build an application that helps you map, learn, and discover public and street art. We worked with city government arts commissions and departments in Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle, and San …