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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 flag, CfA communications director Abhi Nemani wrote in to tell us over the weekend.

"It's meant to be something of a little catalyst for some patriotic tweeting and a nice symbol of collective action," Nemani wrote. "We're all about getting more and more people excited about public service and government hoped this might at least show that there's energy out there."

The team that built it included Nemani, fellows Tyler Stadler and Karla Macedo, and CfA interns Ronaldo Barbachano, Aditya Pai, and Tim Yoon.