Posts By Abhi Nemani

Fellowship Opportunities in Health

This year, the Long Beach Fellowship team is tackling a high-impact domain: health. Health is one of the areas that governments have of a deep, direct human impact. It’s pretty obvious when your metrics includes things like infant mortality and premature deaths. Having been a Fellow in 2013, and with most of my work experienceRead… Read more »

Now Accepting Accelerator Applications

Starting now. We’re accepting applications for our 2014 Civic Startup Accelerator. This is the third class of civic minded startups and entrepreneurs we’re looking to help launch to the next level. Over that past two years, we’ve seen a lot of growth in the civic technology space — it’s an exciting time to bee inRead… Read more »

Here Are Our Values

Code for America believes that a healthy democracy is one in which government continuously strives to better serve the needs of the community, and the community enthusiastically and proactively collaborates with government to improve their city. Fundamental to this collaboration is a strong bond of trust between government and the community it serves: trust thatRead… Read more »

Chattanooga Superstar

Some inspiration for your day! An interview with the amazing Seun Erinle. Seun is a graphic designer and front-end web developer; she’s also the founder of BlerdNation, an online community for Black Nerds (Blerds), and A.I.R. Labs, an after school code program for kids. Chattanooga is lucky to have her! Giselle: How did you getRead… Read more »

Four Great Years

It was nearly four years ago to the day that after having first heard about Code for America, I quickly dropped CfA’s Founder Jennifer Pahlka a note asking to be involved. Fascinated, I was hoping to volunteer for the summer after graduating before starting at Google that autumn. Needless to say, I never went toRead… Read more »

Open, transparent Chattanooga

Open and transparent aren’t just campaign promises in Chattanooga. They are words symbolic of a new way of thinking and a new standard for our community. As we set out to draft a new Open Data Policy for Chattanooga City Government, we knew this policy should not only set the standard for what open dataRead… Read more »

Happy Birthday to the World Wide Web

Dear World Wide Web, Happy 25th Birthday. We’ve had some amazing years together and if it weren’t for you, we’d never have grown from being a baby organization to a full-fledged movement. You’ve hosted some of our best efforts. From helping our 3000+ brigade members organize, to being the town hall for our government network,Read… Read more »

“You Talkin’ [about] Me?”

This is a guest post by Tom Steinberg, Director of mySociety, a not-for-profit social enterprise based in the United Kingdom. If the mayor of your city started talking about you in speeches, would you want to know? Or if the planning committee in your town started to talk quite a lot about your house, orRead… Read more »

Peer Network Spotlight: Brett Lord-Castillo, St. Louis County

Brett Lord-Castillo (@blordcastillo) is the GIS Programmer for St. Louis County Emergency Management, part of the St. Louis County Police in Missouri — and a passionate mapmaker. He also helps organize a local civic hacking meetup group, Open Data STL, and recently led St. Louis’ first-ever CodeAcross event, bringing together community advocates, representatives of theRead… Read more »