code for america

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
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
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
Quit complaining and start innovating
There are only a few days left to apply. Code for America is looking for developers, designers, researchers, data scientists, and product managers for their 2014 Fellowship. It's a chance to make a difference with code, design, data, and much more.
0 comments Posted 30 Jul 2013 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
The Dave and Gunnar Show
In this episode of the Dave and Gunnar Show, I interviewed opensource.com's lead project manager, Jason Hibbets. He recently self-published a book advocating for citizen involvement in local government and shared with us how it's changing everything. Listeners get insight into how the open source... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Jun 2013 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
hacking for change in open government
On June 1, the City of Oakland will co-host ReWrite Oakland as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. ReWrite Oakland will be an all day writeathon that will culminate with the launch of a new website called "Oakland Answers," based on last year’s Code for America project "Honolulu Answers."... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Jun 2013 by Nicole Neditch Feed
civic hacking in government
I’ve been thinking a bit too much lately about GitHub and Drupal.org. More broadly, I’ve had my mind on open source + community. Sometimes this is called social coding. Social coding can take on a variety of shapes and sizes but is short-hand for what I can describe as loosely coupled, sometimes... Read more
0 comments Posted 29 May 2013 by Kevin Curry Feed

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