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.
Dec 17, 2015 by Efrem Bycer
As 2015 comes to a close, I wanted to share some great news. Code for America is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and National League of Cities (NLC) on Startup in a Day. Our collective goal: make it easier for entrepreneurs to work through government processes to start a business.
Dec 11, 2015 by William Pietri
When I set out to hire new engineers at Code for America, I hadn’t been here long myself. I remembered how painful a job hunt is and wanted to do hiring differently. Plus, Code for America is committed to building a team that’s as diverse as America, a goal I enthusiastically shared. Most hiring processes are built for the convenience of companies and managers, not applicants. That seemed like a mistake given how hard it is to find developers now, so I tried a number of experiments. Some worked well enough that I wanted to share the results with the public.
Dec 7, 2015 by Dan Hon
Read my previous post, A New Approach to Procuring Government Technology in California.
Dec 4, 2015 by Laura Ellena
After a year of learning and iterating, we were excited to launch Indianapolis’ Police Open Data website. In addition to opening data collected in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s professional standards software database, the site includes data visualizations and contextual information about
Nov 30, 2015 by Dan Hon
I’ve spent the last few weeks working closely with an amazing team in Sacramento across numerous state government offices to do something new.
Nov 17, 2015 by Becca Blazak
Today I’m excited to announce our 2016 Code for America Fellowship class. These 18 passionate individuals will serve six communities across the country to develop digital approaches to delivering public services that:
Nov 10, 2015 by Cyd Harrell
Have you heard of the Little Hoover Commission? It’s a 50-year-old bipartisan commission of the California State Legislature that focuses on better government and has a track record as a champion of the public good. I had never heard of the Commission until this past January, when an out-of-the-blue email asked me to testify to a Commission meeting in Sacramento. They were embarking on a study of Californians’ interactions with state government and the staff’s initial research had led them to reach out to me as someone with informed opinions on the topic.
Nov 5, 2015 by Bob Sofman
It’s no secret that the very technologies transforming how we live and work often elude the practices of government. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way government buys things.
Oct 30, 2015 by Andrew Hyder
More than 38,000 people around the globe help make their communities and governments work better through the Code for America network. Here’s a brief snapshot of what happened across the network this month:
Oct 12, 2015 by Dharmishta Rood
The winners of the Code for America Technology Awards were announced during the 2015 Code for America Summit. The Awards recognize outstanding tools and platforms that help government work better for the American people.