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 Pandoxa.com, 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.
We spend a lot of time at Code for America, well…coding. This is based on our belief that writing software is a more direct path to change than writing white papers. But we also understand that not all of our… Continue reading
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
It was 9 p.m. on a Friday night and six Code for America Fellows were trying to decide where to go for dinner. It went something like this: Joel: Let’s go to Bindi. They’re right across the street and they’re… Continue reading
Last week, Code for America got a visit from Chris Eppstein — creator of the Compass stylesheet authoring framework. Chris stopped by to talk about the latest developments in Compass and SASS, as well as the all-around syntactic goodness of… Continue reading
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
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