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Civic Hacking

Why We Must Help Bridge the Gap For Women In Tech

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

Some days it gets wearying to face the additional challenges it takes for a woman to make it in the world of tech, but on days when it feels like that to me, I pull out the photo of all of the women that attended our first bootcamp.

UI design ramblings on the way to NYC BigApps BigBuild

Marc Shifflett | Posted 08.13.2014 | Huffpost Code
Marc Shifflett

First, a few details you should know about. The first NYC BigApps BigBuild was on Saturday, May 17th at the NY Media Center, 30 John Street in DUMBO, ...

Playing the Game or Hacking the System?

Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D.

Ultimately, who we imagine as "civic hackers" is important, because it determines what problems we see around us and what solutions we create to address them.

With New Funding and Fellows, Code for America Looks to Scale Civic Innovation Across the Country

Alexander Howard | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Given the economic pressures and challenges that confront hundreds of millions of Americans, the need for a killer civic "app for that" may never have been greater.