Guest Post

Pattern Sharing inCode for America’s New Website

Posted on by Jeremy Keith in Design, Guest Post, News

This guest post was originally published on Clear/Thinking. Mike has written about the Code for America alpha website that we collaborated on: We chose to work with ClearLeft because they develop a pattern portfolio (a pattern/style library) which would allow …

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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 University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs and has served as Ohio Lt. …

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Why I’m Mentoring for America: Zachary Townsend

Posted on by Zachary Townsend in Accelerator, Coding for America, Commentary, Guest Post, mentor

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This post is part of an ongoing series by Code for America mentors. Zachary is a 2013 mentor at Code for America for the startups program.  I work with governments because, when operated well, they can improve the lives of so …

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Why I’m Mentoring for America: Christian Crumlish

Posted on by Christian in Accelerator, Guest Post, mentor, News

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This post is part of an ongoing series by Code for America mentors. Christian is a 2013 mentor at Code for America, and has mentored startups in the 2012 and 2013 programs.  I’m mentoring for America because I believe that …

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Tips for Software Innovators Inside the Federal Government

Posted on by Robert Read in Commentary, Guest Post, Public service

This is a guest post by Robert Read, a Presidential Innovation Fellow known for his work on RFP-EZ. Change the game through prototypes, Be a samurai: a loyal hacker, Be fast rather than good, Stand on the shoulders of giants, Scrape, …

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Why I’m Mentoring for America: Carl Tashian

Posted on by Carl Tashian in Accelerator, Commentary, Guest Post, mentor

This post is part of an ongoing series by Code for America mentors. Carl Tashian is a 2013 mentor at Code for America, and has mentored startups in the 2012 and 2013 programs.  I’ve always found it hard when I’m …

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Reflections on the Summit

Posted on by Peter Koht in Commentary, Guest Post, Summit

Code for America held its annual Summit in San Francisco last week and Joel and I were honored to have been part of the presentation. We’ve both been involved with Code for America for some time, and its amazing to …

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SF Entrepreneurship-in-Residence Seeks World Class Entrepreneurs

Posted on by Jay Nath in Civic Startups, Guest Post, San Francisco

Jay Nath is Chief Innovation Officer for the City and County of San Francisco. In 2012, Code for America launched the first-ever Civic Startup Accelerator, focusing on companies and products that served a broader public purpose. Since then, incubators and accelerators …

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Puerto Rico TechSummit Reimagining the Tech Industry

Posted on by Giancarlo Gonzalez in Guest Post, News, Open Data

When I took the challenge to serve as Chief Information Officer for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, I knew there was a lot at stake. Security and Jobs were the most important points on the Government’s agenda, and it is …

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Open Up Shop: Anywhere, USA.

Posted on by Peter Koht in 2012 City, Civic Startups, Gov2.0, Guest Post

This morning in Boston, the Knight Foundation announced that OpenCounter was one of the eight winners of this year’s Knight News Challenge. Knight’s investment in our idea, to make business permitting easier and more intuitive for entrepreneurs, is not only humbling, but a validation …

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