code for america

A story of working in government and the apps coming out of Code for America. Reposted via Creative Commons.
0 comments Posted 27 Oct 2014 by Christopher Whitaker Feed
Women in open source are making revolutionary contributions and paving the way for others as they innovate in the field. Today, get a healthy dose of knowledge on the subject with a quick spotlight on five talented women in open source. And, a few give advice on working in tech.
2 comments Posted 9 Oct 2014 by Adam Levenson Feed
Code for America announces seven local government partners for 2015 Fellowship Program.
2 comments Posted 25 Sep 2014 by Luke Norris Feed
Collaborate with others
A report back from Code for America Summit 2014 this year -- what's the same, what's changed, and what's more serious.
0 comments Posted 25 Sep 2014 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
In July 2014, the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany launched the Code for Germany project to get civic tech pioneers and open data enthusiasts involved and engaged.
0 comments Posted 1 Sep 2014 by Fiona Krakenbürger Feed
Simply put, the Code for America (CfA) Accelerator changed our company’s future. We had been on track for increasing sales and product development, and had already raised some angel funding, but from the first day, CfA’s staff and mentors brought us to new heights of understanding what we were... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 May 2014 by Nick Selby Feed
citizen participation
What is civic hacking? Seventy people gathered together one sunny Oakland afternoon to volunteer and improve their city. There were no rakes or yard tools normally seen at volunteer-day events though. No paint brushes, no trash bags, no canned soup bins. These seventy people were laden with laptops... Read more
4 comments Posted 19 Feb 2014 by Andrew Hyder Feed
Hack the Stacks
What started as an uphill battle in Burlington, Vermont on the National Day of Civic Hacking in June 2013, transversed into an understanding between local government, non-profits, the media, and the community four months later. What they came to understand was that we can grow stronger when we work... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Nov 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
change by citizens
This is the second post in a short series in effort to recognize and celebrate the close of the 2013 Code for America Incubator. This new program was created to support Code for America Fellows as they work towards building startup companies to scale and sustain their Fellowship projects. The Code... Read more
1 comment Posted 21 Aug 2013 by Michelle Lee Feed
What is a citizen CIO?
Are citizen CIOs a threat to local governments or a blessing in disguise? With government IT departments producing more open data and participation from community interest groups and citizens on the rise, we’re beginning to see the start of a new movement within open government: telling our... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Aug 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed

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