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"Success, you just pledged $100 to science" is such an awesome reply. Local crowdfunding effort for a biohacker space:
A community biohacker space and education center for scientists of all skill levels and ages.
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+Mark Headd shared news of a new book by +Joshua Tauberer -Open_Government_Data. This is such a good chapter: "Civic Hacking by Example"
Principles for a transparent government and an engaged public. A book by Joshua Tauberer.
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Way to go Meghan! Interview on O'Reilly.
To learn more about the people who are redefining the practice computer-assisted reporting, in some cases, building the newsroom stack for the 21st century, Radar conducted a series of email interview...
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This weekend we'll start building the civic web for Hampton Roads, Virginia
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HackChatt is livestreaming their #codeacross event right now. They're going through the idea board to prioritize. Topic is transportation. Marketplace apps being used are Open Trip Planner and Open Data Catalog
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Everything about Michal's talk is consistent with my own experience working with Virginia Beach crime data, getting data from a local government (Hampton Roads Transit), and demonstrating the value in opening it up.
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Always nice when a mayor recognizes your work.
City starts up a local wiki. This October, Code for America challenged civic-minded technologists to launch a civic engagement app in their community by election day. Volunteers in 24 cities, includin...
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via +Mark Headd Badges for Brigade were one of the earliest ideas. Time to make it a priority, I think.
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Love this from our Donor Relations Manager at Code, Sheila Bapat: "Having joined CfA as Donor Relations Manager in October, I have come to believe that coding is one of the most important new skills I could ever gain as a citizen." cc +Clay Johnson
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I absolutely agree that some aspect of basic coding should be a part of high school curriculum today. We are missing the boat.

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Check it: +Kari McGlynn made a tweet map of #codeacross
These are all the tweets with the hashtag #CodeAcross from 2/21 - 2/29 that had a location listed on their Twitter profile (most), or actually share their real-time location when they post a tweet (a ...
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Thanks for sharing your comments on the GovLoop chat today. Appreciated the listing of municipalities that faced what I am facing.

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Our fearless leader gave a TED talk. So proud of her and honored to be a part of the team.
 
+Jennifer Pahlka of Code for America gave an inspiring TED talk this afternoon about how technology can help change government . +Abhi Nemani collected some of the twitter stream as a Storify.

http://storify.com/abhinemani/jennifer-pahlka-at-ted

You can get more (there were some great one-liners, many of them tweeted) via https://twitter.com/#!/search/pahlka (But don't confuse her TEDxSF video, which some people have tweeted, with her actual TED talk today, which isn't up online yet. The TEDx talk was good too, but this one knocked it out of the park.)

Here are a few of my own favorite lines (may not be exact quotes):

"Government is like a vast ocean. Politics is the six-inch layer on top."

"We think politics is sexy. But if we're going to fix government, we have to make bureaucracy sexy."

On OccupyTheSEC's 325 page response to the SEC's request for comment on financial reform regulations:

"That's not being politically active. That's being bureaucratically active."

On the need to do something, not just complain:

"If we're going to fix government, we're going to have to fix citizenship."

"When it comes to dealing with the big problems we face, are we just going to be a crowd of voices, or are we going to be a crowd of hands?"
A sampling of tweets from Jen Pahlka's talk at TED
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  • Code for America
    Program Director, Brigade, 2002 - present
  • Code for America
    Program Director, Brigade, 2012 - present
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Bridgeborn, City Camp, Virginia Beach, Virginia Tech
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I organize things. Code for America, Bridgeborn, City Camp, Virginia Beach, Virginia Tech, King's Grant Community League, Chesapeake Bay Foundation


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Created CityCamp (with a lot of help), Advisor at Code for America
Education
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Computer Science, 1997 - 1999
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    History, 1988 - 1992
  • Frank W. Cox High School
    1984 - 1988