code for america

Taking collaborative risks
Open source is about more than the code, it’s about the culture. The open culture that many open source communities embrace is entrenched in organizations like Code for America. It’s obvious as I sit here during the opening day of the Code for America Summit in San Francisco, CA. Jennifer Pahlka... Read more
2 comments Posted 1 Oct 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Mozilla Webmaker
We're proud to launch "Mozilla Webmaker," a new program to help people everywhere make, learn and play using the open building blocks 
of the web. The goal: help millions of people move from using the web to making the web. With new tools to use, projects to create, and events to join, we want to... Read more
1 comment Posted 31 May 2012 by OpenMatt Feed
A look inside Code for America
Last week while I was in San Francisco for the Open Source Business Conference I stopped by to visit  Code for America. I arranged some office time a few weeks ago when I was planning my travel. This wasn’t just another office tour; this is where web geeks, city experts, and technology industry... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 May 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
What innovations can change America’s voting rates?
People often ask me about various innovative efforts to change America’s voting rates, habits, or options. There is a ton of interesting experimentation happening here, from TurboVote to ElectNext to Americans Elect. I haven’t dug in deeply to any of these projects, but it’s clear they are offering... Read more
2 comments Posted 22 May 2012 by Jennifer Pahlka Feed
Code for America's recruiting startups for Civic Startup Accelerator
Soon after we launched the Code for America (CfA) fellowship, we realized that to accomplish the kind of change we were seeking not only would government have to change but also the civic tech ecosystem. There needed to be more innovation, more dynamism, more entrepreneurship. City Hall needs... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Apr 2012 by Abhi Nemani Feed
The Code for America 'brigade effect'
Have you ever seen results from your community engagement and realized the impact of your efforts? We recently told you about the LocalWiki project and shared some of the results from the Triangle Wiki day event. But then our friends at Code for America took it a step further.
4 comments Posted 15 Mar 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
LocalWiki project spawns open source communities
Who says open source is all about code and hackathons have to stick to computer hacking? Code Across America is a different kind of open source community, and it came together on February 25, 2012. This effort was part of civic innovation week (February 24-March 4), where over a dozen cities in the... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 Feb 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
2012: Open innovation for government
As we turn the calendar to the new year, we'd like to take a moment to reflect on what we've done here at Civic Commons over the past year, what we've learned, and where we're planning on heading next. It's been a busy year for us. While the Civic Commons initiative began, slowly, as an informal... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Feb 2012 by Nick Grossman Feed
Calling all open government communities: Where do you start?
How does someone new to the open government movement know where to start? Where can they can get involved and align their interests and passions with a community already hard at work? There are myriad open government communities, ranging from Code for America to The Sunlight Foundation, GovLoop to... Read more
2 comments Posted 20 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
NYT features Chicago’s "Adopt-a-Sidewalk"
As the Windy City prepares for another major snow season, Chicago’s CTO John Tolva and team have been hard at work, turning out a robust suite of online tools to help citizens track and even support the city’s management efforts: ChicagoShovels.org. The New York Times recently featured their... Read more
1 comment Posted 12 Jan 2012 by Abhi Nemani Feed

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