Fellowship

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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Securing the Louisville Dashboard

Posted on by Shaunak Kashyap in 2013 Fellow, Fellowship, Louisville, Open Source

Our Fellowship team, the Bourbon Planners, built a Jail Population Management Dashboard for the city of Louisville, Ken. This dashboard lets decision makers in Louisville’s criminal justice system visualize and analyze the population in various corrections programs. For reasons of …

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The End of the 2013 Fellowship

Posted on by Nicole Neditch in Fellowship, News

Today we wrap up the 2013 Fellowship year at Code for America. Over the past two weeks, we have transitioned apps, transitioned partner relationships, and celebrated accomplishments. We have reflected on the year, on the program and on the lasting …

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BizFriend.ly: Putting the Web to Work for Businesses

Posted on by Ariel Kennan in 2013 Fellow, Fellowship, Kansas City

Meet BizFriend.ly, an online resource where entrepreneurs can find free, easy-to-use tools to help them start, run, and grow their businesses. BizFriend.ly was created as part of a year-long partnership between Kansas City, Mo. and the Unified Government of Wyandotte …

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The 2014 Fellowship

Posted on by Nicole Neditch in Fellowship, News

Between the 50 governments and the 650+ individuals who applied for a spot in the 2014 Fellowship program,  Code for America’s selection committee had their work cut out for them — and with so many qualified applicants and innovative governments, …

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The 2014 Fellowship Applicants

Posted on by Dana Oshiro in Data, Fellowship, News

Code for America’s 2014 Fellowship application closed at midnight last night and we’re happy to announce that 658 talented individuals applied for the program. To those of you who applied — thank you so much for your dedication to civic …

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Wall Street to Main Street.

Posted on by Lauren Reid in 2012 fellows, Civic Startups, Commentary, Fellowship

Meet Amir. Amir was a 2012 CfA Fellow who left the world of Wall Street to serve the City of New Orleans for a year. During the 2012 Fellowship Amir and his teammates worked with the City and the community …

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Thank You, RackSpace

Posted on by Alex Tran in #meta, Fellowship, News

Yesterday, Rackspace joined Code for America in a big way. Rackspace now offers their employees year long sabbaticals in order to join our community  of civic hackers — our Fellowship — with the option to return to Rackspace post-fellowship. Take a …

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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 to Know a Place

Posted on by Ariel Kennan in 2013 Fellow, Fellowship, Kansas City

View from the roof of Kansas City, Missouri City Hall looking towards Kansas, City Kansas City Hall

For the A Team, as our fellowship team is affectionately known as our names start with A, February was about getting to know Kansas City (Kan. + Mo.). How do you learn about a place? Walk its streets? Meet its …

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