code for america

  • Code For America Announces Five Companies For Accelerator Program

    Code For America Announces Five Companies For Accelerator Program

    SeamlessDocs used to focus their product on enterprises, but CEO Jonathan Ende realized they could make a larger impact if they worked with local governments. SeamlessDocs takes any PDF and converts it into a “smart”, dynamic document. It can replace a PDF on a website — as many as 100 or 1,000 — with an interactive document that allows the user to fill it out online… Read More

  • Making Government Suck Less

    Making Government Suck Less

    Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa has represented California’s 49th Congressional District in the House of Representatives since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @DarrellIssa. On June 11, 2012, I went all in on open. That day, I traveled to the Personal Democracy Forum (PDF) in New York City to launch the OpenGov Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to developing and deploying… Read More

  • Code For America Receives $1.5M Grant From Google To Help The Government Harness Technology

    Code For America Receives $1.5M Grant From Google To Help The Government Harness Technology

    Code for America, a non-profit which tries to bring the people and the power of the internet into government, has received a $1.5 million grant from Google. Code for America, which was founded by Jennifer Pahlka, launched this year to help governments become more transparent, connected, and efficient by connecting web developers with people who deliver city services. Earlier this year, Code… Read More