Summit

What’s Really At Stake in Better Interfaces to Government

Posted on by Tim O'Reilly in Coding for America, News, Summit

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When Jen Pahlka asked 2011 Fellow Scott Silverman why he’d chosen to leave Apple for a year at Code for America, he said “Because I believe interfaces to government can be simple, beautiful, and easy to use.” That line has …

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Gov Geeks at the Summit

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in #meta, Summit

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In many ways, the Code for America Summit is a three-day celebration of the the amazing government officials who make up the CfA Peer Network — and the important, often challenging work they do as public servants to drive civic …

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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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Spotlight: Heather Hudson, City of Baltimore

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in Baltimore, Cities, News, Summit

Heather Hudson is the recently-appointed Chief Data Officer for the City of Baltimore. Though Baltimore has long been recognized as a leader in data-driven decision making, having pioneered the Baltimore CitiStat performance management program, the role of Chief Data Officer …

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CfA Summit: Day One Highlights

Posted on by Alex Howard in News, Summit

On day one of the CfA Summit, more than 450 city officials, technologists, developers, and open government advocates packed into the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Calif. Packed house at the @codeforamerica Summit. Terrific energy here …

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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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What I Learned at the Summit

Posted on by Kevin Roden in Cities, Guest Post, News, Summit

Kevin Roden serves District One on the Denton City Council. The belief that the citizens of Denton, Texas are our city’s greatest, yet most underutilized asset compelled me to run for City Council a little over two years ago. Convinced …

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Rivalry & Competition Can Encourage Civic Innovation

Posted on by Rachel Burstein in Guest Post, Summit

Asked for a three word description of why she was in attendance at the Code for America Summit, city administrator in Savannah, Georgia, said, “Show up Macon!” When Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco addressed the Summit, he cited his …

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Collaboration is the Foundation for Innovation

Posted on by Lauren Dyson in #meta, Collaboration, Commentary, Summit

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It’s hard to believe, but we’re about to wrap up the last day of the 2012 Code for America Summit. More than 250 of you joined us in San Francisco this year, including: 1 Deputy Mayor 2 Mayors 6 2013 fellows …

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