Oakland

Spotlight: Kiran Jain, City of Oakland

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in Cities, Design, News, Oakland

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Kiran Jain (@jainkiranc) is an attorney for the City of Oakland with a background in real estate, technology, and municipal law practice. She was also a 2012 Leading by Design fellow at the California College of the Arts. Kiran has …

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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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Bridging Technology Communities

Posted on by Michal Migurski in 2013 Fellow, Louisville, Oakland, South Bend, Summit

We’re two days down and on the home stretch of day three of the annual Code for America Summit, and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting our upcoming 2014 Cities. One important technology question that’s occupying my thoughts as we …

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RecordTrac: Easy Access to Public Records

Posted on by Cris Cristina in News, Oakland

  Meet RecordTrac, a new web application to help the City of Oakland manage and track incoming public record requests. Make a request: http://records.oaklandnet.com. RecordTrac is core to the City’s goals of increased transparency, more efficient processes, and better access …

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Peer Network Spotlight: Nicole Neditch

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in Cities, Oakland, Open Gov

Nicole Neditch (@nneditch) is the Online Engagement Manager for the City of Oakland. Nicole has been a key player in making Oakland a leading city in the civic hacking movement. She’s driving collaboration with community groups like OpenOakland that bring …

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Brigade 101: How to Hack Night

Posted on by Noel Hidalgo in Brigade, Chicago, Citizenship, Civic Hacking, Data, Hackathon, Oakland

Following in the footsteps of Chicago’s Open City Open Gov Hack Night, Code for America Brigades are increasing innovation and building a national network of weekly meetups to socialize, code, and foster interdisciplinary collaboration for civic change. These hack nights …

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Hacking the Change You Want to See

Posted on by Nicole Neditch, City of Oakland in Brigade, Commentary, Guest Post, Oakland

On June 1, the City of Oakland will co-host ReWrite Oakland as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. ReWrite Oakland will be an all day writeathon that will culminate with the launch of a new website called “Oakland Answers,” based on last …

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Opening Government: Oakland’s First CityCamp

Posted on by Steve Spiker in Brigade, Commentary, News, Oakland

I recently co-founded an organization called OpenOakland with Code for America alumni Eddie Tejeda.  One of our passions was that we both believe that government can and should be much more than a vending machine.  It’s no secret that current …

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