code for america

Secret ingredient in open source
Open source has a secret. Do you know what it is? It has to do with a common characteristic found across successful open source communities that set them apart from others. For those that are new to open source, understanding the intricacies of how open source communities share, communicate, and... Read more
3 comments Posted 10 Dec 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Race for Reuse
The Code for America Brigade recently launched Race for Reuse. It's a different kind of contest that aims to increase adoption of existing open source projects with real dollars. The goal isn't to build something brand new—it's to encourage volunteer teams (called "brigades") across the U.S. to... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Race for Reuse
The Code for America Brigade recently launched Race for Reuse. It's a different kind of contest that aims to increase adoption of existing open source projects with real dollars. The goal isn't to build something brand new—it's to encourage volunteer teams (called "brigades") across the U.S. to... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Code for America buttons
My love affair with cities, San Francisco in particular, started early. Though my parents moved from San Francisco to the suburbs before I turned one, we visited the city often. One of my earliest memories of the City: In the family car driving up Interstate 280, face pressed to the window, I look... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Oct 2012 by Elizabeth Hunt Feed
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

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