public service

  • The tech geek’s burden Crunch Network

    The tech geek’s burden

    The tech geeks are coming to government. Whether they’re in our cities as Code for America volunteers or part of the federal U.S. Digital Service and 18F, programmers, data scientists and UX designers are starting to find their place in the public sector. This is a good thing. The more accomplished technology professionals devoting their talents to public service, the better. However… Read More

  • The Weekly Good: Cory Booker On Public Service, Twitter, And…Burning Buildings

    The Weekly Good: Cory Booker On Public Service, Twitter, And…Burning Buildings

    [Note: This is the first of a weekly series, if your company is doing something amazing to help a charitable cause or doing some good in your community, please reach out.] It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Newark, New Jersey Mayor, Cory Booker. You might have heard a story or two about the United States’ most famous mayor, be it from our own Disrupt conference… Read More

  • Twitter Ditches “Casual Friday”, Lets Employees Do #FridayForGood Community Service

    Twitter Ditches “Casual Friday”, Lets Employees Do #FridayForGood Community Service

    Clearly, I’m interested in how companies interact with their surroundings, as I feel like it’s an important part of pushing our industry forward. Nobody likes to think about five developers locked in a room somewhere, coding until they pass out. Yes, I know that’s the reality for many young startups, but as they grow up into larger companies, things change. For a company… Read More