San Francisco

People, Not Data

Posted on by Jacob Solomon in 2013 Fellow, Commentary, San Francisco

Cross-posted from Medium: https://medium.com/p/47434acb50a8 This is San Francisco’s main Food Stamps office. People call it twelve-thirty-five, as in 1235 Mission Street. The first time I went was on Thursday, February 7, 2013. I walked past the concrete pillars, through the metal detector …

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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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San Francisco, a city that knows its faults

Posted on by Emily Wright Moore in 2012 fellows, Accelerator, Civic Startups, Data, San Francisco

Crossposted from: recovers.wordpress.com Low vacancy, numerous homeless people, elegant old buildings, shuttle buses to Silicon Valley… and warning, I’m going to talk about earthquakes. If it gets scary, stick with me: there’s good news at the end, ways to better …

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Meeting Cities

Posted on by Anselm Bradford in 2013, Fellowship, San Francisco

Truth be told, it’s safe to say what we’ll be doing in February is a bit of a mystery to us all. What will our schedule be? Where will we live? How do we need to plan? For the uninitiated, …

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Point Bonita

Posted on by Andrew Hyder in 2013, CfA Training, Fellowship, San Francisco

For the second day of the 2013 Fellowship, we were treated to an incredible trip to the Point Bonita YMCA in the Marin Headlands. We fellows got to know each other a little better and hype each other up as we …

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Demolition hotspots and smarter data

Posted on by Nick Doiron in 2012 fellows, Macon, News, Open Data, San Francisco

SF Chipotle Choice Map

One thing that stands out about San Francisco is its neighborhoods. Months after moving to the city, I still hear of new neighborhoods and their specialties. There are some projects for digital maps that make sense of fuzzy neighborhood boundaries …

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Building The New Civic Hackathon

Posted on by Mark Headd in Baltimore, Commentary, Open Data, Philadelphia, San Francisco

Sometimes, a word can’t do justice to an idea. To some, the word “hackathon” means a somewhat narrow, one-dimensional kind of event that attracts software developers cloistered away to tinker with new APIs – fueled by pizza, Red Bull, and …