Posts By Abhi Nemani

On Diversity

The question of diversity in the technology industry is one I have few answers for. Lots of evidence to examine, but few answers. I do know it’s worth examining, though, and that not having the answers isn’t an excuse to stop asking the questions. I started in technology in the videogame industry in 1995. AsRead… Read more »

CfA Fellows Win at Apps for Good!

For the past three months, developers from across the country have been working with community partners to create mobile apps that will help low-income Americans improve their lives. Hosted by One Economy, the competition challenged developers to think about how technology can improve education, employment, health and finances. We were thrilled to see that ourRead… Read more »

Happy Flag Day!

Today, we celebrate the strands of our history that made us red, white, and blue, Betsy Ross’s iconic work: Old Glory. Today is Flag Day. As it abundantly obvious, we at Code for America are big fans. (Just look at the logo.) Our flag was designed to illustrate how we came together as different statesRead… Read more »

Andrew McLaughlin at Personal Democracy Forum 2011

Last week, Andrew McLaughlin presented at the Personal Democracy Forum — a conference exploring and analyzing technology’s impact on politics and government — why and how we’re building a Civic Commons. Video from Andrew’s talk was posted online; check it out below: Original post

SF Summer of Smart

We’re thrilled to be based out of the SoMA area of San Francisco, a hotbed for tech startups (where keeping tabs on new companies is as easy as searching for a new wireless network). Almost everyday, it seems, there’s a new company with a new product and a new possibility for impact. And this isRead… Read more »

CfA Summer Open House

Summer is upon us at Code for America! How do I know this, you may ask, since the weather in San Francisco has been so…well, un-summerlike (read: foggy, cold, and yes even rainy!)? Why, it’s because we have our summer interns starting on Monday! And they will certainly brighten our spirits despite Mother Nature! WeRead… Read more »

San Ramon Fire Department App in the News

The Wall Street Journal recently featured the San Ramon Fire Department’s innovative mobile app, which enables citizen participation in emergency situations. Their app, “Fire Department,” allows people trained in CPR to sign up to receive text messages when someone nearby is suffering cardiac arrest, and then they can then use the app to map theRead… Read more »