2013

My Summer at Code for America

Posted on by Santiago Munin in 2013, Commentary

On May 27 this year I received wonderful news: I had been accepted as a Google Summer of Code student at Code for America! That meant that I was going to spend the next three months working on a project …

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ArchiveSocial: Why I Code for America

Posted on by Anil Chawla in 2013, Accelerator, Coding for America, News

This post is part of a series to about the Code for America Accelerator companies. It’s fascinating to think about the lifespan of a conversation. We have dozens of conversations every day. Some of these conversations find a home in …

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FAF: Why I Code for America

Posted on by Sarayu Ramanan in 2013, Accelerator, Coding for America

This post is part of a series to about the Code for America Accelerator companies. How do you quantify social value created? This question is at the heart of nonprofit service delivery, social policy analysis, and lives in the minds of funders and policy-makers …

SmartProcure: Why I Code for America

Posted on by Jeff Rubenstein in 2013, Accelerator, Coding for America, News

This post is part of a series to about the Code for America Accelerator companies. Why are we Coding for America? I believe SmartProcure is in a unique position to do two great things at once—save the government millions of dollars and help …

OpenCounter: Open for Business

Posted on by Peter Koht in 2013, Accelerator

This post is part of a series to celebrate the Code for America Accelerator companies. OpenCounter’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs and foster local economic development by simplifying the process of registering a business. Economic development happens in many forms, …

StreetCred: Why I Code for America

Posted on by David Henderson in 2013, Accelerator, Civic Startups, Coding for America

This post is part of a series to celebrate the Code for America Accelerator companies. I’ve been in public service for 18 years, and because I work for a Department of Public Safety, I’m fortunate enough to be triple-certified as …

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Getting the most out of the Fellowship

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in 2013, CfA Staff, Cities

The Peer Network is designed to encourage the sharing of innovation best practices between municipalities. With the 2013 Fellowship cities and counties preparing for the fellows arrival, what better place to start than how to get the most out of …

Meeting Cities

Posted on by Anselm Bradford in 2013, Fellowship, San Francisco

Truth be told, it’s safe to say what we’ll be doing in February is a bit of a mystery to us all. What will our schedule be? Where will we live? How do we need to plan? For the uninitiated, …

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Point Bonita

Posted on by Andrew Hyder in 2013, CfA Training, Fellowship, San Francisco

For the second day of the 2013 Fellowship, we were treated to an incredible trip to the Point Bonita YMCA in the Marin Headlands. We fellows got to know each other a little better and hype each other up as we …

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Meet Code for America 2013

Posted on by Bob Sofman in 2013, Fellowship, News

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It’s official. We’ve selected the fellows and government partners who will participate in the 2013 Fellowship Program. The applicants for each were incredibly impressive and whittling the list down to these 10 governments and 29 fellows was a quite a feat …

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