Posts By Abhi Nemani

Civic Commons Takes Off!

We’re pleased to announce that our Civic Commons project, incubated in partnership with OpenPlans, is taking off with the leadership of Andrew McLaughlin, formerly Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the U.S., and Nick Grossman, formerly Director of Civic Works at OpenPlans. They’ll be leading a team of with staff from CfA, our fellows, and fromRead… Read more »

A Beautiful New (Government) Website

Try something for me. Follow this link, take a look, and then come back. (Trust me.) Now ask youself: were you at a government website or were you at Bing? This confusion is understandable. The State of Utah today just rolled out a new website which borrows beautifully from the leading trends on the webRead… Read more »

Hack for Change & The Ingredients of a Successful Hackathon

We believe in bringing together smart and passionate people, and motivating them to take on hard problems with hard deadlines; that’s our fellowship — 20 fellows, spending the year tackling some interesting civic challenges. An upcoming event, however, aims to light a fire under that model: 50 people, just one day! That’s Hack for Change,Read… Read more »

Honoring Memorial Day

Today, across the country, we observe Memorial Day. There are barbeques and tee times, family gatherings and neighborhood parties, but at the core, of course, is the solemn recognition and appreciate of the service performed by men and women in uniform throughout our history. Here at Code for America, we’re grateful for their work andRead… Read more »

RailsConf 2011

Last week I had the chance to attend my first RailsConf. Dan, Erik and Scott from Code for America were also in attendance at the conference. The conference was filled with great tutorial sessions, tech sessions and some inspiring keynotes. Here are some quick snippets from the conference. For the past 7 years I haveRead… Read more »

Join CfA at the Craigslist Bootcamp

We are proud to partner with Craigslist Foundation on their 8th Annual Boot Camp. Boot Camp is an intensive, fun and focused learning experience for community builders across all sectors. We’re excited to attend and present some of our work and our findings on effectively promoting collaboration across sectors for the public good. Join usRead… Read more »

Code for Oakland: June 4th

Apps for my city? My city! I’m so used to thinking of Boston, Seattle and Philadelphia as “our” cities this year. I spend most of my time hearing about them from our fellows and thinking about what’s next for them, and when I’m not doing that I’m thinking about the cities who’ve applied for ourRead… Read more »

Humility and Trust in the Omidyar Network

“Humble” was one of the three words I used when introducing myself at the Omidyar Network Executive Forum this week, but at the time I did not know how truly humble I would feel by the end of the event. The ONEF is a three day retreat for Omidyar’s investees (they make grants to non-profitsRead… Read more »