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From the archive: oldies and goodies

We moved our blog to a new home on the internet. (Check it out, it's great.) Unfortunately, not everything came along with us. Our staff, fellows, friends and supporters have been posting interesting pieces since 2010. Check out all 1042 of our archived posts here.

  • Nov 12, 2014 by Dan Hon

    Defining 21st Century Government

    I’m proud to share the beta of our principles for 21st century government. In this update, we’ve incorporated feedback we received from the 2014 Summit, as well as work from the U.S. Digital Service and GOV.UK that we think applies to the problems faced by local governments.

  • Nov 5, 2014 by Maya Benari

    Why I’m Coding for America

    “So, do you have a website?” I asked.

  • Oct 30, 2014 by Andrew Hyder

    The Civic Tech Issue Finder

    People regularly ask us at Code for America if there is anything they can do to help. We’ve had to say no far too often. If they don’t live near a volunteer Brigade or can’t take a year off to be a Fellow, we’ve had to say no.

  • Oct 29, 2014 by Christopher Whitaker

    Roles within a Brigade

    Code for America has found that Brigades with a diverse team of leaders are more sustainable and more effective than groups with just one leader. To help support Brigades in building out a core leadership team, we put together some ideas for roles you may want to fill in your Brigade as it grows and takes on more projects and activities.

  • Oct 19, 2014 by Garrett Jacobs

    Peer Network Spotlight: Ian Linssen

    Ian_headshotIan Linssen is a City Council Assistant for the City of Mesa Arizona. Ian has been involved in municipal and state government for more than seven years and has held various positions in the Arizona Attorney General’s office, Mesa City Manager’s office, Budget and Finance, and Council office. Ian is an avid consumer of all things tech and is especially interested in the intersection of ground-breaking technologies and government regulation.

  • Oct 16, 2014 by Alex Tran

    2015 Fellowship Applications By the Numbers

    Every year amazing people from across the U.S. apply for the Code for America Fellowship. The candidates, who come from startups, advocacy groups, government, and small and large tech companies have many options for where to spend their time and share their skills. We’re incredibly grateful that they choose to help make government work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century.

  • Oct 15, 2014 by Alan Williams

    OpenTrails Grows Up — Along with Open Data Education

    As Tom Loosemore of GDS fame said at this year’s Code for America Summit, digital government is not complicated, but it can be hard work.

  • Oct 14, 2014 by Mark Headd

    Small and Mid-Sized Cities: The Next Frontier in Open Data

    One of the great things about the Code for America Summit is that it’s a chance for civic innovators from all over the country (and from other countries) to come together and get their batteries recharged.

  • Oct 13, 2014 by Brielle Plump

    Want to Take Your Brigade to the Next Level? Develop It!

  • Oct 13, 2014 by Ryan Branciforte

    Ryan Branciforte – Why I’m Coding for America

    Trailhead Labs is part of the 2014 Accelerator Class at Code for America. Founded by Jereme Monteau and Ryan Branciforte, Trailhead Labs provides innovative technology that helps the public connect and engage with the outdoors. Their flagship product, OuterSpatial, is an open data platform that enables outdoor organizations to standardize, manage, and publish their recreation information and build beautiful digital maps and applications.

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