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The Problem With Crowdsourced Disaster Response

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, August 30 2011

On Code for America's blog, their communications director, Abhi Nemani, picks apart the use of crowdsourcing in New York City around Hurricane Irene and comes out wondering if crowd submission platforms, while they ... Read More

New Open-Source Signage for a New Century

BY Nick Judd | Monday, July 18 2011

The civic hackers at Code for America and open-source iconographers at The Noun Project announced Friday that they will collaborate on Iconathon, a series of workshops around the country to design free iconography for ... Read More

How Code for America Celebrated the Fourth of July

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 5 2011

A Code for America team celebrated the Fourth of July by releasing this, flag.codeforamerica.org, a Twitter app that pulls tweets with the #july4 hashtag and puts the Twitter user's avatar on a collage of an American ... Read More

Civic Commons Gets Funding, Andrew McLaughlin

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 1 2011

Andrew McLaughlin, Civic Commons' new executive director, in 2008. Photo: Joi Ito/Flickr The fledgling open-source-for-governments project Civic Commons will launch as a nonprofit with the help of a $250,000 grant from ... Read More

Change.org Invites Developers to Hack for Change (and Dollars, Too)

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 25 2011

Change.org has just announced that it's going to be throwing a 24-hour-long Hack for Change event, starting at noon on Saturday, June 18th, in the company's headquarters in San Francisco's SOMA district. The goal is to ... Read More

The Growth of Hometown Hacking

BY Nick Judd | Monday, May 23 2011

Inspired by soon-to-be-expatriate Chicagoan Christopher Groskopf, Virginia web designer S.D. Salyer now says he'll do for his native Washington County, Va., what Groskopf has begun to do for Tyler, Tex.: Following in ... Read More

That Code for for America Magic

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 15 2011

Talk where tech meets urban life, and Code for America will soon pop up. What's it like on the inside?Here, CfA's Alissa Black talks about it, including the experience of one government official in Philly, where ... Read More

The Social and Software Engineering of Open-Sourcing City Code

BY Nick Judd | Monday, February 21 2011

The team building Civic Commons stopped off in New York last week, and explained how the project — a Code for America initiative to stand up a system for fostering the use of open-source software in government ... Read More

Coders for America Arrive in Seattle

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, February 3 2011

Seattle's Code for America team has arrived in the city, and quickly found out that they're not the only game in town when it comes to civic technology, Anna Bloom writes over on the nonprofit's blog: While [Seattle ... Read More

A Local Gov 2.0 Primer

BY Nick Judd | Monday, November 29 2010

Fast Company's Anya Kamenetz rounds the bases on what the local Gov 2.0 crowd is doing around the country in an article for the magazine's December/January issue, which appeared online today. Regular readers of this blog ... Read More