Tag: Code for America

Podcast: Stories from the National Day of Civic Hacking

  Alex Gaesser Software Developer Spotinst LinkedIn | GitHub Connor English Head Organizer Hack for Heather LinkedIn | Website Matt Castillon Data Science Gusto LinkedIn | Website Code for America recently hosted a National Day of Civic Hacking as a call to action bringing together civic leaders, local governments, and community organizations. Groups across the … Continued

#PBB18 & #NDoCH

This is my running blog about two events ELGL is participating in this week: #PBB18 and #NDoCH: Friday, August 10, 2018 My day was full of traveling from Denver to San Francisco (with a hearty amount of airline delays thrown in) and reading as I prepare for tomorrow’s #NDoCH event. I will be live tweeting … Continued

National Day of Civic Hacking is August 11

ELGL and Code for America are working together to promote the National Day of Civic Hacking on August 11! Learn more about this exciting day where civic leaders will work to tackle some of local governments most difficult challenges. This guest post is by ELGL member Christopher Whitaker. Government works best when it’s government by … Continued

I Can’t Do This But I’m Doing It Anyway #CfA2018

ELGL at Code for America Summit 2018 Recap In late April, WhatWorksCities announced they were giving away five spots to attend the Code for America Summit in Oakland. The challenge was simple: submit an idea that you (as a city staffer) would like to tackle with the civic tech community. The five most inspiring ideas … Continued

BOGO: Conference Reflections from a Chief Innovation Officer

Lessons from Code for America and the International Hispanic Network Conferences by Nick Kittle, Chief Innovation Officer, Adams County, Colorado LinkedIn | Web | Twitter This past week I had the privilege of attending two great gatherings of diverse thought leaders in government. Despite the vastly different missions and styles of the conferences, the messages were … Continued

Ideas Worth Sharing: Using Open Data to Engage the Community

By Eric Reese, Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University One of the core services for nearly all local governments is public safety. With several recent high profile incidents involving police use of force and violence targeting law enforcement, many public safety officials in the United States are grappling with how to engage the public. … Continued

Innovation Series: MuniRent & the Local Government Sharing Economy

Join us on Wednesday November 12 for another installment of the Innovation Webinar Series. This time we’ll be joined by MuniRent a start up that is striving to bring the sharing economy to local governments. Read on to register and learn more. Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. … Continued

Relive the Code for America Webinar

Big thanks to Garrett Jacobs and the staff at Code for America for participating in our innovation webinar series. It was one of our best attended webinars and if anyone is interested in following up with Knope award winner he said you can email him. #ELGLinnovation Garrett Jacobs from Code for America gave a great … Continued

Knope of the Week: Garrett Jacobs, Code for America

Inspiring. Wake Up Call. Better than a Latte Not many organizations have done more to bring government into the digital age than Code for America. This week, Garrett Jacobs from Code for America gave us a first-hand look into the work of Code for America.  Code has accomplished a lot but it’s clear that we … Continued

Innovation Series: Code for America, Open Data & the Digital Front Door

Second in the Innovation Webinar Series is Code for America, a non-profit focused on helping government use technology to make government services simple, effective, and easy to use. Code for America will be chatting about two of their initiatives, Open Data and the Digital Front Door. Check out the details below. Register for the Code for … Continued

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