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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.

  • Oct 9, 2015 by Debs Schrimmer

    Thank you, #CfASummit attendees

    Five years ago, we started the Code for America Summit as a way to showcase the work that fellows were doing in a few cities around the country. It was a modest event—we rounded up 83 attendees and barely filled the main auditorium at SPUR’s headquarters.

  • Oct 2, 2015 by Alexis Charles

    #CfA Summit Day 3 from the Main Stage

    #CfASummit wrapped up today with talks that had the audience on their feet. Today addressed how governments across the US and abroad are changing their culture, using the tools, and embedding values of 21st century government. Some of these values are empathy, autonomy, and continuous learning. We heard from governments and community organizers who have embedded these values and are doing the work and changing people’s lives in the process.

  • Oct 1, 2015 by Alexis Charles

    #CfASummit Day 2 from the Main Stage

    #CfASummit continued today with main stage talks that dove into why the work of 21st century government matters. We learned the deep and lasting impact of using data to help make our communities healthier, safer, more just, and equitable.

  • Sep 30, 2015 by Alexis Charles

    #CfASummit Day 1 from the Main Stage

    The #CfASummit kicked off today with an inspiring morning of main stage talks that left everyone eagerly anticipating the afternoon’s hands-on breakout sessions. Together we imagined 21st century government and technology, got comfortable with defining it, and saw the real-life practices, tools, values, and impact.

  • Sep 25, 2015 by Andrew Hyder

    This Week in #CivicTech: Preventing Fires with Open Data, Code for ABQ at TEDx

    More than 35,000 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 week:

  • Sep 21, 2015 by Jennifer Pahlka

    Remembering Jake Brewer

    Our friend and former colleague Jake Brewer died this weekend. He was riding to raise funds to beat cancer when he lost control of his bike and was hit by a car. Many of us in the Code for America community are mourning his loss, which is certainly personal, but is also a deep sense of loss for someone who has done so much for the vision of government that works for the people and by the people. We are mourning all that he had yet to do. He was 34.

  • Sep 18, 2015 by Alexis Charles

    7 Reasons Why You Should Come to The Code for America Summit

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    Register for the #CfASummit, September 30 – October 2 in Oakland, California.

  • Sep 16, 2015 by Cam Caldwell

    Open Data: The First Step Towards Better Community-Police Relationships

    This is a guest post from Socrata, a platinum sponsor of the 2015 Code for America Summit.

  • Sep 11, 2015 by Andrew Hyder

    This Week in #CivicTech: Girl Develop It Open Source Mentorship Program, FOILing the NYC Housing Market

    More than 30,000 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 week:

  • Sep 9, 2015 by Laura Ellena

    Yes, Open Data, But Remember the Humans Behind the Numbers.

    Recently, Code for America’s Safety and Justice focus area hosted a conversation with law enforcement from several cities: Indianapolis IN, Vallejo CA, Richmond CA, and Oakland CA. While these cities are quite different, they’re all interested in ways technology can improve relations between police and the communities they serve.

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