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We are a new public service, like Teach for America or
the Peace Corps, for geeks. We are working with the City of Seattle to help facilitate communication between community organizations and the City. We have the support of the Knight Foundation, O'Reilly Media, Microsoft, ESRI as well as sponsorship from the City.
* We are reaching out to the a few departments at the University of Washington to encourage participation in the DataCamp we are organizing, on February 19.
* The workshop is open to all, and we are encouraging an interdisciplinary blend of civic hackers, urban planners, journalists, city staff and local bloggers to attend. We are also seeking demos and projects.
Naturally, we would love to invite interested students to attend.
A day of workshops and hands-on civic geek projects in support of Open Data initiatives in the City of Seattle.
Hosted by Code for America and Socrata.
* Morning: short workshops and presentations by participants.
* Afternoon: time to collaboratively work on technical projects.
Signup and More Information
Chach SikesCode for America Fellow, 2011
emails: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Code for America - Seattle | Connecting Local Leaders To Solve Local
About The Fellowship
Code for America is a new public service fellowship that recruits passionate
technologists to spend a year to work with governments be more efficient.
About The Seattle Project
The City of Seattle is a leader in the movement towards open government. The
city staff actively pursues citizen engagement projects: recurring town hall
meetings, platforms for citizens to share ideas for improving the city, and
online dialogues through Facebook and Twitter. The city has opened up access
to many different streams of data and information ranging from building
permits to crime reports. These resources present a valuable opportunity for
civic leaders to become more effective and better connected. Code for
America?s Seattle project is about strengthening the city's network of civic
leaders and making collaboration between these leaders and the city staff
We Need Your Help
The Code for America fellows hope to take advantage of the great innovative
work Seattle has already done, so they will begin by learning about existing
technology tools. For the entire month of February the fellows will be in
Seattle for the sole purpose of meeting and interviewing the civic leaders
and city staff from the department of transportation to Seattle?s Neighborhood
Who?s Got Our Back
The Code for America Seattle project is funded by a number of organizations
including the Knight Foundation, Microsoft, The Case Foundation, O'Reilly
Media and the City of Seattle. Seattle was chosen as one of the first cities
to participate in Code for America, based on its proposed project.
Seattle CfA Fellows | About Us
Chacha Sikes is an experienced developer who wants to make it easy for us to
learn from each other to solve local problems. She brings experience in
participatory education projects and in public design for collaborative
projects for informal communities like local food systems. Much of Chacha?s
work has been for interactive exhibits in museums. She was also a core
engineer for the state of Missouri?s Department of Conservation. Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 415-425-9325 | @chachasikes
Alan Palazzolo is a web developer, focusing on open source software, data
visualization, and mapping. He has worked in the non-profit and NGO sectors,
having worked for multiple organizations at home and abroad. He is an active
contributor to the Drupal community and is a firm believer that open source
is more than just a software methodology. Specifically, he is one of the
lead developers of the Drupal OpenLayers module, which is a robust solution
for web mapping in Drupal. Contact: email@example.com | 770-596-1951 |
Anna Bloom has worked as a reporter and researcher for news organizations
ranging from local newspapers to national websites. After graduating from UC
Berkeley?s Graduate School of Journalism in 2010, she worked for YouTube to
launch an innovative news project documenting the Bay Area with
user-generated video. Prior to that, she regularly contributed to The New
York Times Bay Area Blog and co-founded a hyper-local news site for Oakland
in 2008. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 312 961 6920 | @annabloom
Want to get involved?
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