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Posts by Lauren Dyson

Lauren Dyson manages research and content development for Code for America's government relations team. Previously, she worked as a 2010 Google Policy Fellow with the Internet Education Foundation to promote informed decision-making by policymakers on technology policy issues, and as a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society on the Digital Natives initiative. Lauren graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Media Studies. Twitter: @ladyson

Mapping the Open Data Landscape

Last weekend, volunteers in more than 20 cities across the country contributed to the U.S. City Open Data Census to find out where their city stands on open data. Developed collaboratively by CfA, the Sunlight Foundation, and the Open Knowledge… Continue reading

Civic Tech Forecast: 2014

Last year was a big year for civic technology and government innovation, and if last week’s Municipal Innovation discussion was any indication, 2014 promises to be even bigger. More than sixty civic innovators from both inside and outside of government… Continue reading

Spotlight: Mark Leech, City of Albuquerque


Mark Leech (@LeechMT) is the Application Development Manager for the City of Albuquerque, N.M. He’s been leading the City’s open data initiative, ABQ Data. Since launching in June 2012, the city has released 38 high-value datasets prioritized by citizen demand…. Continue reading

Gov Geeks at the Summit

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In many ways, the Code for America Summit is a three-day celebration of the the amazing government officials who make up the CfA Peer Network — and the important, often challenging work they do as public servants to drive civic… Continue reading

The State of Local Government Procurement


This post was co-authored with Rebecca Williams of the Sunlight Foundation and Code for America’s policy intern Ryan Driscoll. This summer, Code for America, Omidyar Network, and the Sunlight Foundation joined forces to investigate municipal procurement trends, best practices, and… Continue reading

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