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This Week in #CivicTech: DC gets a new Director of Technology Innovation

The Code for America network is made up of more than 16,000 people around the world who help make their communities and governments work better. Here’s a brief snapshot of what happened across the network this week:

Code for DC Brigade Captain named new DC Director of Technology Innovation

Washington D.C. Mayor Bowser named Code for DC Brigade Captain Matt Bailey Director of Technology Innovation.

“Director Bailey will use technology to improve the way we work and serve residents—delivering better access and transparency across District government. His work will be critical in our efforts to expand opportunity and create more pathways to the middle class,” said Mayor Bowser.

National Day of Civic Hacking gets a shoutout from the White House

U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil is so excited about National Day of Civic Hacking that he wrote a blog post encouraging everyone to participate. Make sure to register for an event!

An Open Letter for Open Data

Code for Miami wrote an open letter to Mayor Carlos Gimenez to ask that Miami-Dade County adopt an open data policy. The letter included signatures from 57 community leaders.

18F publishes a Code of Conduct

18F published a Code of Conduct and used Code for America’s Code of Conduct as one of its inspirations. Read all about how 18F developed its Code of Conduct here.

MBTA.Ninja redeployed for ports

The startup Quick180 forked MBTA.Ninja and made it into PortNinja for tracking congestion in shipping ports.

Code for Raleigh Brigade Captains hit the airwaves

Code for Raleigh Brigade Captains Jason Hibbets and Reid Serozi chatted with Innovate Raleigh in the podcast “Why Open Data Isn’t Just for Developers.”