Code for America

Coronavirus kicks Code for America brigades into action across cities

by • 5 days ago

The civic tech group's local chapters have been developing apps and other tools to help people navigate through the economic hardships of the pandemic.

Code for America appoints Amanda Renteria as new CEO

by • 2 months ago

Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka is succeeded by Amanda Renteria, former chief of staff to Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

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

by • 5 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 • 5 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 • 5 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 • 9 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 • 10 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 • 1 year 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 • 1 year 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.