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GTFS is for static data, and GTFS-realtime is an extension for real-time, geolocated data.

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The failure of the federal levee system during Hurricane Katrina changed the way I think about the world around me. I was 20-years-old, but I understood for the first time that our cities are what we make them.

Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2013

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What is Code for America?

Code for America is a 501(c)3 non-profit that envisions a government by the people, for the people, that works in the 21st century.

The Brigade network is an ongoing effort to deploy, maintain and sustain civic technology and open data infrastructures.

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An ongoing effort to deploy, maintain and sustain civic technology and open data infrastructures.
The Civic Startups program
Offers entrepreneurs mentorship in navigating the government procurement process and building sustainable businesses.
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Where government officials and public servants connect to share civic tech resources, best practices and open data policies.

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Startups are the most powerful possibility I can find for helping to improve those services. A lack of procurement options is at the heart of the bad technology and the inefficient business processes of many cities.

Zachary Townsend, in Why I'm mentoring for America, from the Code for America Blog, November 1st 2013
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The success of the Fellowship is measured not in lines of code, but in sustainable, meaningful change. It's about proving that government can move at the speed of citizens, can speak the language of citizens, and can cost what citizens are willing to pay.

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  • Director of Research and Technology, Urban Strategies Council

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Finding little wins that you can discover along the way, moments when people can come together and solve some small issue — that’s critical to the experience of innovation.

Nigel Jacob, Co-Director Boston’s Office of New Urban Mechanics

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In San Francisco

One third of HSA clients are unneccessarily cut from food benefits. Four fellows built Promptly offering SMS notifications to keep families fed.

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People, not data

This is San Francisco’s main Food Stamps office. People call it twelve-thirty-five, as in 1235 Mission Street. The first time I went was on Thursday, February 7, 2013

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  • Cyd Harrell

    Cyd Harrell is UX Evangelist at Code for America, where she gets to spend all day helping create better experiences for citizens. She encourages like-minded UXers to apply for the 2014 CfA Fellowship. Before its acquisition in June 2012, she was VP of UX Research at Bolt Peters in San Francisco.

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  • Michal Migurski

    Michal joined Code For America in 2013. Previous to CfA, Michal spent nine years as a partner and technology director at celebrated San Francisco design studio Stamen. At Code For America, he is responsible for engineering standards and technical sustainability.

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  • Dana Oshiro

    Dana Oshiro (Senior Marketing Manager) is a writer and marketing strategist with a love of tech and an interest in how new innovations affect our societies and lives. Prior to her position at CfA she worked in tech journalism, publishing, public affairs, environmental health and anti-poverty advocacy.

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  • Michal Migurski

    Michal joined Code For America in 2013. Previous to CfA, Michal spent nine years as a partner and technology director at celebrated San Francisco design studio Stamen. At Code For America, he is responsible for engineering standards and technical sustainability.

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  • Dana Oshiro

    Dana Oshiro (Senior Marketing Manager) is a writer and marketing strategist with a love of tech and an interest in how new innovations affect our societies and lives. Prior to her position at CfA she worked in tech journalism, publishing, public affairs, environmental health and anti-poverty advocacy.

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  • Cyd Harrell

    Cyd Harrell is UX Evangelist at Code for America, where she gets to spend all day helping create better experiences for citizens. She encourages like-minded UXers to apply for the 2014 CfA Fellowship. Before its acquisition in June 2012, she was VP of UX Research at Bolt Peters in San Francisco.

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Companies 7

Applicants 235

  • Promptly

    Promptly text messages San Francisco Human Services Agency clients with important information to keep them enrolled in services.

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    Ruby on Rails with Ohana API backend

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    Programming and design skills

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  • Civic Insight

    Civic Insight (formerly BlightStatus) offers residents up-to-date information on the status of underutilized properties in their community.

    Environment

    Ruby on Rails with Ohana API backend

    Redeploy

    Programming and design skills

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  • TextMyBus

    TextMyBus provides a simple text messaging service to relay real time transit information to riders.

    Environment

    Ruby on Rails with Ohana API backend

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    Programming and design skills

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  • Localdata

    Localdata is a digital toolkit that allows organizers and canvassers to collect and manage place-based data.

    Environment

    Ruby on Rails with Ohana API backend

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    Programming and design skills

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  • Promptly

    Promptly text messages San Francisco Human Services Agency clients with important information to keep them enrolled in services.

    Environment

    Ruby on Rails with Ohana API backend

    Redeploy

    Programming and design skills

    Learn more about this app

  • Civic Insight

    Civic Insight (formerly BlightStatus) offers residents up-to-date information on the status of underutilized properties in their community.

    Environment

    Ruby on Rails with Ohana API backend

    Redeploy

    Programming and design skills

    Learn more about this app

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Code for America’s Accelerator is an annual 4-month program bringing funding, support, and mentorship to early-stage technology businesses that serve local governments.

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