Across America, government employees are accelerating city innovation by sharing their best ideas, collaborating with local civic hackers, and enlisting elite technologists for a year of service.
Join 200+ local officials, startups and NGOs to discuss data standards, current events and civic tech on a focused and moderated email list. Titles of some active members include:
Chief Innovation Officer, City of KC, Missouri
Deputy Chief of Staff, City of Houston
Director of Research and Technology, Urban Strategies Council
“Code for America provides an ideal forum for discussion on developing standards and municipal data, and members benefit from the efforts taking place across the country to make open data more useful and more powerful.”
- Mark Headd, Chief Data Officer
City of Philadelphia
Volunteer researchers, designers, developers and city officials are building better civic technology and deploying apps in more than 40 cities. See who’s hacking near you or check out an event in your city.
The Code for America Fellowship is an 11-month program where developers, designers, researchers, and product managers work alongside city staff to solve community issues with new technology. Past apps have supported citizen engagement, criminal justice and public health. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more or visit our FAQ.
Code for America’s Peer Network provides targeted training, hands-on support and early access to new technology. Recent trainings include user interface engineering and broadband policy.We’re also developing open data best practices and standards that cities can adopt for critical categories of data like restaurant and house inspections.