Personal Democracy Plus Our premium content network. LEARN MORE You are not logged in. LOG IN NOW >

Code for America announces 2013 Fellows

BY Miranda Neubauer | Friday, October 19 2012

Code for America has announced the 29 fellows who will participate in its 2013 fellowship program. The fellowship participants include user experience designers, graphic designers, urbanists, and project managers, some of whom are leaving positions at companies such as Google, Cisco, Newsweek, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to participate, according to a press release.

The local government partners that will be participating in the fellowship program include Kansas City, Kan; Kansas City, Mo.; Las Vegas; Louisville, Ken.; New York; Oakland, Calif.; San Francisco; San Mateo County, Calif.; South Bend, Ind. and Summit County, Ohio.

Lindsay Ballant, design director of Newsweek magazine and adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts, wrote in her application that she was "excited by the opportunity to work on large-scale urban projects on a micro and macro level," according to the press release.

Other fellows include Reed Duecy Gibbs, an urbanist and interdisciplinary designer who is the co-founder of OpenUrban, a crowd sourced map and forum on current urban development, Alan Williams, who most recently lead the Community team at Neighborland, a civic ideation platform, Sheila Dugan, who has worked on broadband infrastructure development and adoption issues at the Center for Innovative Technology and Connect South Carolina, Tamara Manik-Perlman, who managed the development of web and mobile applications for Azavea and Richa Agarwal, a software developer who was recently working at the Obama campaign headquarters.

The fellowship will begin at Code for America’s San Francisco offices in January 2013.

"We live in an age of participation, but our public institutions haven’t benefited equally from the technologies that have so dramatically changed the business and social landscape in the past decade. We're eager to see what this impressive class of fellows will create next year," said Code for America’s founder and executive director, Jennifer Pahlka, in a statement.

News Briefs

RSS Feed today >

First POST: Clueless

Why boycotting Indiana isn't the greatest idea; but people and companies are still doing it anyway; "Flak for Slack chaps in yak app hack flap"; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Net Effects

Ballooning digital campaign teams; early registration deadlines kept millions of people from voting in 2012; love letters to Obamacare; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Data-Driven

Get to know Clinton's digital team even better; Ted Cruz election announcement-related fundraising offers peak into the coming data-driven campaign arms race; New York City launches online community engagement pilot program called IdeaScale; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Too Much Information

Will Facebook become the Walmart of News?; Hillary Clinton's digital team; how easy it is to get your hands on 4.6 million license plate scans; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Firsts

Political reporters use Yik Yak to pep up stories about Ted Cruz's campaign announcement; The New York Times, Buzzfeed and National Geographic may agree to let Facebook host their news on its servers; Google fiber users to soon get targeted television ads; and much, much more. GO

More