Posts Tagged: coding

(Old) Girls Who Code – And Why You Should, Too

I loved hearing the stories this past December coming from organizations like and, who are working to inspire people to learn to write computer code.   To show just how important Silicon Valley thinks this is, over $75 million was raised by to fund their “Hour of Code” push this past December. ThatRead… Read more »

GSA, IAE, and Transparency and Being Open

Last December, the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) team laid out our core Architectural Principles related to our goal of bringing together the government’s systems that facilitate and track federal award activities. First among those principles is the requirement that “IAE Must Be Open.” On May 13, IAE will be hosting the third in our seriesRead… 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 »

Python for ArcGIS: Professional Development at the 2014 Esri Federal GIS Conference

This week I had the great fortune of attending the 2014 Esri Federal GIS Conference. GIS professionals from federal, state, and local agencies joined industry experts for two days of workshops, immersion summits, speaking engagements, and hands-on training sessions. Of course, with over 100 different professional development workshops and seminars to choose from, the realRead… Read more »

Your Coding Crash Course: Esri to Host First Developer Summit at Federal GIS Conference

For the first time ever, Esri is bringing their popular Developer Summit to Washington, DC. To date, Esri has held Developer Summits in many locations, including their annual event in Palm Springs, and also Developer Summits in Europe and the Middle East. Now, it’s Washington, DC’s turn. The Developer Summit will occur concurrent with Esri’sRead… Read more »

Independence Also Means YOYO

YOYO: Your On Your Own At midnight on July 4, 2012 I issued the following command: “git push brigade master.” That means I sent a command to to redeploy the Brigade website from its code repository on GitHub. The new site transforms the Brigade from a community of app deployers into a community of civicRead… 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