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Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Commit To Using Tech For Greater Transparency

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, August 10 2012

Hawaii's open government advocates want the city of Honolulu to not only be known for its natural abundance of sunshine, but also for sunshine into its local government processes. Read More

Philadelphia Names Mark Headd As Chief Data Officer

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Wednesday, August 8 2012

Philadelphia has named Code for America's Mark Headd as its chief data officer. Read More

Prepared.ly To Help Austin Residents Better Prepare For Wildfires

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, July 19 2012

The City of Austin and Code for America unveiled a new application Thursday that they hope will help city residents become better informed when it comes to preparing their homes against the ravages of a wildfire. Read More

Philadelphia Opens Up City Planning Process With Pilot Text Messaging Project

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, June 5 2012

Code for America and the City of Philadelphia have launched a new text-messaging survey tool using TROPO to solicit public feedback for city planners. Read More

The "Code for America Accelerator," an Incubator for Civic Startups

BY Miranda Neubauer | Monday, April 16 2012

Code for America announced today that it is accepting applications for its first Code for America Accelerator, which will help selected civic startups spread the awareness of their products, provide them with additional funding in the form of a $25,000 seed grant, offer business mentoring and introduce them to a network of civic leaders and potential investors. Read More

Code For America Nudges Civic Coders With Launch Of CfA Brigades

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, March 13 2012

Civic hacking group Code for America unveiled its project to foster higher levels of digital civic engagement on Tuesday when it unveiled its Code for America Brigade web page. The site encourages people interested in ... Read More

An Effort to Bring Open Source to Government Faces a Major Change

BY Nick Judd | Monday, February 13 2012

One of a very few large-scale experiments in how to apply open-source technology into government will largely be put on hold. Read More

San Francisco's Plan: Open Government, Open Data, Open Doors to New Business and Better Services

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, January 24 2012

In San Francisco, city officials have pulled together a core nexus of driven leaders, civic hackers, and big-name investors in the hopes that greater access to the city's inner workings can spur more web 2.0-style startups that solve problems government has, or maybe that citizens have because of government. Is this enough to make local government work better? Read More

'Through the Wall:' Code for America, One Year On

BY Nick Judd | Monday, October 17 2011

Image courtesy Code for America

Code for America launched last year to see if coding talent and information-technology knowledge could help big municipal governments make their cities better without spending a whole lot of money, modernizing city hall ... Read More

Code for America Will Send Geeks for a Year of Service in Philly, Detroit, and Macon

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, September 7 2011

Programmers and other technologists will spend a year in city halls in Philadelphia, Penn., Macon, Ga., and Detroit, Mich. next year as part of the Code for America fellowship program, the organization announced ... Read More