Posts By Abhi Nemani

Welcome To The New!

If you’re reading this right now, you’re on a shiny new website created by Code for America and our collaborators at ClearLeft. We’ve been in testing for the last several weeks and this is by no means the end of development (we don’t believe in the end of development). But today, Valentine’s Day, is theRead… Read more »

CodeAcross is Here!

It’s that time of year again: time to CodeAcross! On the weekend of February 21-23, Code for America and the Sunlight Foundation will host 40+ events around the globe. The mission of these events is to have citizens participate in making real progress towards taking open government “Beyond Transparency.” We’re making government data more openRead… Read more »

Fellowship Prototype Apps: Training Through Doing

As part of the Fellowship training process, 2014 Fellowship teams were asked to collaborate and build lightweight prototype apps and test their working styles. From research, to needs assessment, to wireframe, to iteration, to prototype design — teams build an early app from start to finish in five hack sessions (over a three week period).Read… Read more »

Why I Code… In China.

I live in China and I’m SUPER optimistic about open data and civic engagement. For the last five years I worked for the City of Houston. Among the many projects I worked on, I was part of the city/community team that launched Houston’s open data and open innovation hackathon initiatives. I worked with really awesomeRead… Read more »

Pattern Sharing inCode for America’s New Website

This guest post was originally published on Clear/Thinking. Mike has written about the Code for America alpha website that we collaborated on: We chose to work with ClearLeft because they develop a pattern portfolio (a pattern/style library) which would allow us to scale our work to our Brigades. This unique approach has aligned perfectly withRead… Read more »

Civic Tech Forecast: 2014

Last year was a big year for civic technology and government innovation, and if last week’s Municipal Innovation discussion was any indication, 2014 promises to be even bigger. More than sixty civic innovators from both inside and outside of government gathered to hear three leading civic tech experts share their “Top Five” list of civicRead… Read more »

Spotlight: Kiran Jain, City of Oakland

Kiran Jain (@jainkiranc) is an attorney for the City of Oakland, focused on urban development and civic innovation through her real estate, technology and municipal law practice. She was also a 2012 Leading by Design fellow at the California College of the Arts. Kiran has worked to bring citizen-centered design into City Hall by leadingRead… Read more »

City Applications Open: Enlist the Fellows

Code for America’s City Fellowship applications are officially open and we know the competition to enlist the fellows will be fierce. For those of you who are new to Code for America, here’s a brief summary of the Fellowship: Code for America’s Fellowship is a one year program where developers, designers and researchers are embeddedRead… Read more »

Chopra + Ries + O’Reilly Talk Open Government

In a network-exclusive Code for America mentor event, former White House CTO Aneesh Chopra, author of “Lean Startup” Eric Ries and O’Reilly Media’s Tim O’Reilly sat down for a conversation on open government. Even in his introduction, Chopra identified what he called “four levers to pull” for those in civic hackers and innovators in attendance.Read… Read more »