Across America, government employees are accelerating city innovation by sharing their best ideas, collaborating with local civic hackers, and enlisting elite technologists for a year of service.

Over 200 local officials, startups and NGOs discuss data standards, current events and civic tech on a focused, moderated email list.

Titles of some active members include:

  • Chief Innovation Officer, City of KC, Missouri
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, City of Houston
  • Director of Research and Technology, Urban Strategies Council

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Code for America's Peer Network helps you innovate by providing targeted training, hands-on support and early access to new technology. Recent trainings include user interface engineering and broadband Policy

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Build capacity in your community

Volunteer researchers, designers, developers and city officials are building better civic technology and deploying apps in more than 40 cities. See who’s hacking near you or check out an event in your city.

Bring top coders, designers and researchers to your city

Code for America’s Fellowship is a one-year program where cutting-edge developers, designers and researchers are embedded in US cities to solve civic problems using technology. Cities who’ve worked with us have built apps that support citizen engagement, criminal justice and public health.

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Join our data standards collaborations

Releasing data in standard format makes it easy for developers to create useful applications for citizens. Together with city officials, we’re developing standards that anyone can adopt for critical categories of data like restaurant and house inspections.