Posts Tagged: code-for-america

29 Cities Apply to Code for America

2012 is turning out to be a big year for Code for America. Earlier this year, we launched two new programs to help bring technology innovation to bear on the challenges facing governments – our Civic Accelerator and Code for America Brigade. Both of these new programs will play an important role in complementing andRead… Read more »

Jonathan Wegener: Plotting Your Exit Strategy

This post is the first in an upcoming series of posts about civic startups. What’s a civic startup? Find out. Code for America recently launched a civic startup accelerator to help promote and “turbo charge” civic startups. We’re accepting applications for the accelerator now through June 1. Apply: Jonathan Wegener is founder/CEO of,Read… Read more »

Coding 2012

(This post was written by Sheila Bapat, CfA’s Donor Relations Manager.) I recently signed up for Pivotal Labs RailsBridge workshop which takes place on March 30, though currently placed on a growing waitlist of interested folks. This workshop helps participants build a complete web application using Ruby on Rails. “By the end of the workshop,Read… Read more »

Coding Better Government

I was laid up sick all last week and didn’t have time to put anything together. Rather than leave you hanging, I’m just going to point you at this TED talk about Coding Better Government by Code for America Founder Jennifer Pahlka. Cheers Originally published by Nick Charney at subscribe/connect Original post


Las Vegas is famously the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” but the City of Las Vegas (CLV) recognizes that citizens and visitors demand more from a government than just good entertainment. Las Vegas’ recent suffering (the City nears the top of the list of cities most devastated by the economic crisis of recent) provides bothRead… Read more »

Code Across America: A Week of Civic Innovation

From February 24 through March 4, hundreds of passionate citizens around the country will come together to “Code Across America” – to make their cities even better. In over a dozen cities, there will be hackathons to build civic apps, “brigades” to deploy existing ones, unconferences to plan for the year ahead, and meetups toRead… Read more »