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This Week in #CivicTech: Obama and his Geeks

The Code for America network is made up of more than 26,000 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:

Obama and his Geeks

Fast Company published a great article on our friends at the United States Digital Service and 18F. They interviewed President Obama as well as the founding members of both Federal technology organizations. We’re proud to say many from the CfA network have been, or currently are, part of this work.

President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.

Code for Anchorage maps donation sites for the Sockeye Fire

Code for Anchorage worked with their local news station to help with the recovery effort for a severe fire.

Mesa AZ launches MuniciPal

The 2014 Mesa Code for America Fellowship app launched this week thanks to the hard work of the Mesa city partners. MuniciPal makes it really easy find out what is going on in your council district.

Code for America Technology Awards Launched

Code for America just announced our new Technology Awards. Applications are open for the best examples of government technology.

Past weekly updates can be found at #civictech or in slide form for your hacknights.