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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.  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 — 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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CFA + Omakase

Posted on by Theresa Preston-Werner in Donor, News

Code for America is thrilled to be one of the first non-profits featured by Omakase, a new organization making charitable giving easy. Today Theresa Preston-Werner, founder of Omakase, posts about her strategy to encourage the tech community to give back. …

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Spotlight: Mark Leech, City of Albuquerque

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in Cities, Data, News

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Mark Leech (@LeechMT) is the Application Development Manager for the City of Albuquerque, N.M. He’s been leading the City’s open data initiative, ABQ Data. Since launching in June 2012, the city has released 38 high-value datasets prioritized by citizen demand. …

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Let’s do even more in 2014.

Posted on by Ashley Meyers in Donor, News

The frustration surrounding the launch of healthcare.gov has made it more clear than ever that the digital interfaces to government are critical — and that there’s an urgent need for citizens to lead the way, bringing new talent to solve …

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