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Code for America Blog
Writing and thinking about government that works for people, by people, in the 21st century.
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Code for America is a national nonprofit that believes government can work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. We organize a network of people who build technology to further local governments’ priorities of creating healthy, prosperous, and safe communities. Our goal: government services that are simple, effective, and easy to use, for everyone.

Editors
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Designer
Daniella DeVera
designer at Code for America. double major in Rihanna and Drake. Bay Area native. online at http://danielladevera.com
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content & Community manager
Caitlin Docker
Cait focuses on improving the delivery of government services like CalFresh and building household resilience to economic shocks.
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By Code for America
Writing and thoughts from the staff of Code for America, a national nonprofit that believes government can in the 21st century. www.codeforamerica.org
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brigade program manager
Christopher Whitaker
Civic Technologist - @CodeforAmerica Brigade Program Manager - #chihacknight co-host — @USArmy 11B - MPA - Author of The @CivicWhitaker Anthology — Chicagoland
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founder & executive director
Jennifer Pahlka
Founder and Executive Director of Code for America. Mom. Keeper of chickens.
Writers
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dir. of economic development
Efrem Bycer
Economic development, social impact, civic engagement, and brewer of Beeraucracy. #NewDad
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brigade program manager
Christopher Whitaker
Civic Technologist - @CodeforAmerica Brigade Program Manager - #chihacknight co-host — @USArmy 11B - MPA - Author of The @CivicWhitaker Anthology — Chicagoland
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David Huebner
Principal at Lalo Consulting — Passionate about the future of work and helping people find meaning in their work. Also, loves talking sports and current events.
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Georgia A
sometimes I code while wearing fabulous shoes.
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Tiffany Andrews
truthseeker. adventurer. life learner.
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Tim O'Reilly
Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Watching the alpha geeks, sharing their stories, helping the future unfold.
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Luigi Ray-Montañez
Product Engineer & Civic Hacker.
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Jason Hibbets
Senior community architect at Red Hat for Opensource.com. Passions: OpenGov, Open Raleigh Brigade, surfing, running, & the OBX | Author http://theopensourcecity
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Annmarie Levins
General Manager, Technology & Civic Engagement, Microsoft
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Olof Schybergson
CEO and Co-Founder, Fjord, part of Accenture Interactive
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Brian Paget
Technical Director, Public Sector, Adobe
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Carl V. Lewis
Data Storytelling, Civic Tech, Digital Humanities.
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Julie Preciado
Bilingual Client Success Manager, Code for America on GetCalFresh Team
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Kimberly Voisin
User Experience Design and Research Fellow at Code for America.
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Matt Lavoie
I love solving real problems for real people, and inspiring others to do the same. http://www.mattplavoie.com/
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Michelle Thong
Iterating towards human-centered, data-informed government. Service Innovation Lead, City of San Jose. Cofounder, Code for San Jose. Canadian in Silicon Valley.
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Jesse Biroscak
Practical thoughts on government. #CivicTech #ServiceDesign
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Mike Sarasti
Chief Innovation Officer at City of Miami | 1/2 of electro-rock duo Raker. Care about local government, data, unlocking creativity. Opinions here are my own.
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content & Community manager
Caitlin Docker
Cait focuses on improving the delivery of government services like CalFresh and building household resilience to economic shocks.
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Jazmyn Latimer
Currently, Lead Designer at Code for America untangling the criminal justice system. Designs digital products & user experiences. Untangles tricky problems.
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Jennifer Galek
Thunderbird MBA. Marketer. Fascinated with human behavior. Geeky about data & process. Passionate about positive impact.
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Andrew Kozlik
Code for Orlando Brigade Co-Captain, Member of Code for America National Advisory Council, and Mobile Engineering Lead at UniKey.
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Dave Guarino
Building technology to increase access to the social safety net. Mostly Ruby and food stamps. Director, GetCalFresh at Code for America.
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Rob Davis
media + people. civic tech organizer (@codeforftl)
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Erie
America’s foremost technologist named after a Great Lake. Now @CodeforAmerica! Co-founder @techladymafia + @usds. Former @harvard @whitehouse @cfpb.
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Eric Jackson
Captain, Code for Asheville. Digital Services Architect at the City of Asheville, NC
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Sam Leveston
Recruiter @ Code for America! Reader and mindfulness explorer.
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Tom Dooner
Software Engineer at Brigade. https://www.tomdooner.com
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Amy Koch
@FWD_us Digital. California native. Beer advocate. Freelance writer.
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Tom Dooner
Developer Evangelist // Code for America Network Team