Fighting back the hot, angry tears threatening to spill from my own eyes, I looked into the eyes of the people who were celebrating my pain. There was no sympathy, no concern, no remorse in the face of the sorrow they were witnessing.
Developers in and outside of government are beginning to contribute to prevention and recovery efforts. Code for America Austin released Prepared.ly, a web app to help homeowners manage their risk of wildfire.
In Honolulu, the City's website has been a continuous point of friction between City Hall and city dwellers. This year the City and County of Honolulu working with Code for America fellows have breathed innovation and new interfaces into City Hall.