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Code for America Alpha Website

Posted on by Michal Migurski in News

Code for America made a new website. Itai??i??s almost done, and weai??i??d like to show it off! Weai??i??re doing something a little different with this one, by releasing it at alpha.codeforamerica.org for community feedback before replacing the current site. Last …

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Chopra + Ries + O’Reilly Talk Open Government

Posted on by Dana Oshiro in News

In a network-exclusive Code for America mentor event, former White House CTO Aneesh Chopra, author of “Lean Startup” Eric Ries and O’Reilly Media’s Tim O’Reilly sat down for a conversation on open government. Even in his introduction, Chopra identified what …

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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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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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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. Ai??However we …

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Reid Hoffman Challenges Tech Community to Support Civic Innovation

Posted on by Abhi Nemani in News

Everything that Code for America Fellows, Brigades, local government partners, and startups do through these programs is made possible by our donors. From civic hackers who give their time along with an annual $25 gift, to the business and philanthropy …

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KCMO: Making Room for Experimentation

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in Cities, Kansas City, News, Procurement

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Ever since the the highly-publicized failure of Healthcare.gov, the news has been full of government technology horror stories ai??i?? overdue contracts, bloated budgets, broken bidding processes, and malfunctioning software. While such cases are not infrequent in government IT, they are …

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Strengthening the civic design community

Posted on by Cyd Harrell in Design, News

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Last night more than 40 people gathered at the Code for America office to kick off planning for a one or two day Civic Design Camp in March (date and location to be announced soon!) and to start building the …

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Engine Light: A Simple Monitoring App

Posted on by Erica Kwan in News

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Code for America has lots of projects. These projects are written in different languages, hosted in different places, and have different levels of complexity. When I joined CfA in October, a few of these apps used New Relic and a …

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ATXfloods: a Year Later

Posted on by Emily Wright Moore in 2012 fellows, Austin, News

With just over a year having passed since the humble beginning of ATXfloods in Austin, Texas it’s a good time to check back in with the team in Austin and see how it’s been going. ATXfloods is an interactive map …

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