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Now 10 years old, Code for America hopes for government to walk alone

by • 2 months ago

After a decade of challenging conventional wisdom, now-former CEO Jen Pahlka says more calls for change will begin cropping up from within government itself.

Los Angeles clears 66,000 marijuana convictions with automated tool

by • 2 months ago

With the help of the nonprofit group Code for America, those with marijuana-related convictions in Los Angeles County will see their records cleaned.

Code for America chief Jennifer Pahlka to step down Jan. 31

by • 2 months ago

Pahlka, who previously announced the organization's search for a new executive director, will remain a consultant and member of its board of directors.

California's new digital services office puts people over projects

by • 6 months ago

Michael Wilkening, Gov. Gavin Newsom's innovation adviser, says the state's new digital innovation office will bring user-centered design to agency projects.

Code for America's pot-conviction clearance program heads to Illinois

by • 7 months ago

Cook County will use an automation tool to identify criminal records eligible to be overturned under Illinois' new marijuana legalization law.

Pennsylvania's 'Clean Slate' law presents tricky data challenges

by • 9 months ago

Sealing the records of 30 million old criminal cases is a big stride for criminal justice reform, and huge task for the state court system's IT team.

Code for America announces latest group of Community Fellows

by • 9 months ago

Seventeen fellows spread across seven U.S. cities will work on projects that include housing-data portals, resource maps for formerly incarcerated people and a food-stamp app.

California announces statewide expansion of Code for America food stamp tool

by • 10 months ago

The expansion is the fulfillment of a two-year, $3.6 million contract to reach all 58 counties.

Code for America asks public for ideas that transform government

by • 1 year ago

Accepted proposal writers will present their ideas at the nonprofit's annual Summit event in May.