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Posts by Joel Mahoney

Joel Mahoney has been developing web applications since 1999, and has served as the COO and CTO of multiple start-up companies. Recently, he was the lead architect of, a citizen-engagement platform for the 2010 California Special Election. He holds a BA from Bates College in Lewiston, ME, and a MA from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM.

Lunch Roulette


One of the exciting things about being in the inaugural class of Code for America Fellows is watching the Code for America culture evolve: hawk screams and git commit messages reverberate through the office; visitors jump into cross-functional teams on… Continue reading

Boston: Citizens Connected


On our first day in Boston, we were excited to join a conference call hosted by the City to announce developer access to its Citizens Connect platform. Citizens Connect is an innovative mobile app that allows residents to use their… Continue reading

Why I’m Coding for America

After college, I took an internship in the urban planning department of a mid-sized, U.S. city.  I was excited to learn about the practice of urban planning and to see from the inside how cities continue to evolve.  Urban planning,… Continue reading

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