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Code for America 2011 Projects Overview

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Overview of the Code for America program and 2011 projects.

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Code for America 2011 Projects Overview

  1. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org
  2. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org A FELLOWSHIP CONNECTING WEB TALENT AND CITY GOVERNMENTS
  3. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org CURRENT STATE OF OUR CITIES • 84% of cities face significant financial difficulties • 92% expected to have trouble meeting citizens’ needs • 60% of city workers retiring in next 5 years • The existing method of solving problems is not working Source: ICMA
  4. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org OPPORTUNITY NOW interest in public service open data social web We recruit fellows to apply the principles of web 2.0 to solve our cities challenging and complex problems. We take advantage of the evolving nature of the web and growing enthusiasm for public service opportunities.
  5. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org a new kind of solution Mentors Fellows Cities CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATION
  6. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org 2011 PROGRAM TIMELINE January The CfA Institute February City Tour March – September Development September Beta Launch Conference October - November Wrap Up & Hand-off
  7. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org We recruit leading web and tech professionals, as well as recent graduates from top-notch schools who have a passion for public service. 2011 Recruitment 362 Applications 20 Fellows 5.5% Acceptance 2011 CFA FELLOWS
  8. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org Boston: School ID Cards Philadelphia: Civic Leader Network Seattle: Civic Leader Network DC: Civic Commons 2011 CITY PROJECTS
  9. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org THE BOSTON PROJECT: IMPROVING HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION
  10. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org school after school library EDUCATION IN MANY PLACES student
  11. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org school after school library Teachers can only see grades and attendance Community centers can’t see impact on grades or attendance Library can’t see program impact on grades PROBLEM: AN INCOMPLETE PICTURE student
  12. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org WHAT THAT MEANS • Incomplete views of student attendance • Skewed information of performance • Missed connections between activities • Difficult to understand holistic educational experience
  13. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org AN OPPORTUNITY
  14. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org THE SOLUTION BostONE Card
  15. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org Student Data THE SOLUTION BostONE Card
  16. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org PrivacyFilter Student Data THE SOLUTION BostONE Card
  17. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org PrivacyFilter API Student Data THE SOLUTION BostONE Card
  18. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org PrivacyFilter API Student Data THE SOLUTION BostONE Card
  19. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org PrivacyFilter API Student Data Developer Apps Metrics THE SOLUTION BostONE Card
  20. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org PrivacyFilter API Student Data Developer Apps Metrics THE SOLUTION BostONE Card
  21. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org EXAMPLE: JOHN ADAMS WALK John Adams Lesson Plan Historical Locations Location- based Check- in App John Adams Walking Tour
  22. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org SEATTLE & PHILADELPHIA EMPOWERING LOCAL CIVIC LEADERS
  23. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org WHAT WE LIKE TO THINK Government Civic Leaders Citizens
  24. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org THE REALITY
  25. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org THE PROBLEM: DISCONNECTED
  26. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org Civic Leaders THE SOLUTION: CIVIC DASHBOARDS
  27. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org Civic Leaders THE SOLUTION: CIVIC DASHBOARDS Catalog the tools they are currently using and tie them together (mailing lists, etc). Tools
  28. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org Civic Leaders THE SOLUTION: CIVIC DASHBOARDS Catalog the tools they are currently using and tie them together (mailing lists, etc). Tools Identify and aggregate information streams relevant for local civic leaders (blogs, etc). Information
  29. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org Civic Leaders THE SOLUTION: CIVIC DASHBOARDS Catalog the tools they are currently using and tie them together (mailing lists, etc). Tools Identify and aggregate information streams relevant for local civic leaders (blogs, etc). Information Connect civic leaders to each other and the city government to institutionalize learnings. Network
  30. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org EXAMPLE: #PLANNING New zoning rules for an area But, who do we reach out to?
  31. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org EXAMPLE: #PLANNING Five civic leaders who represent this area. Three email lists Two blogs Four websites Fifty Twitter Users
  32. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org CIVIC COMMONS SHARING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD
  33. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org THE PROBLEM & THE OPPORTUNITY GRAPHIC: OPENPLANS
  34. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org THE PROBLEM & THE OPPORTUNITY GRAPHIC: OPENPLANS
  35. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org THE PROBLEM & THE OPPORTUNITY GRAPHIC: OPENPLANS
  36. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org IT’S ALREADY HAPPENING GRAPHIC: JESSICA HAGY/INDEXED
  37. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org EXAMPLE: SF ENTERPRISE ADDRESSING
  38. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org THE START: CIVICCOMMONS.COM Starter Projects San Francisco’s “Enterprise Addressing System” Federal IT Dashboard Roadmap The ED Search Fellows Start Secure Funding Launch Independent Organization
  39. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org THE SOLUTION: SUPPLY-SIDE
  40. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org THE SOLUTION: DEMAND-SIDE
  41. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org THE SOLUTION: COMPLETE SYSTEM
  42. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org OUR GROWING VILLAGE
  43. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org 2012 CITY RECRUITMENT NOW SEEKING LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERS
  44. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org CITY EVALUATION CRITERIA • Ready to work with our fellows on a new kind of solution; commitment to innovation and collaboration • Identify projects that result in cost-savings, transparency, and public participation • Strong internal champion • Funding secured within city; Potential outside funding sources identified
  45. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org MODEL CFA PROJECTS • Harnessing the Power of the People – Connecting and empowering citizens to solve problems • New Business Gateway – Quick and easy online permitting to stimulate local economy and economic development • Workflow Transparency – Workflow transparency in managing city assets
  46. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org BRING CFA TO YOUR CITY • Not a city employee? – It’s OK! – Go to codeforamerica.org/cities/bring to tell your elected officials about our program and that you want CfA in your city. • City employee? – Go to http://bit.ly/CfA2012Start – Begin the discussion today!
  47. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org CODEFORAMERICA.ORG/CITIES November 15 City Application Available March 1 City Application Due April 1 Finalists Announced May 1 Selected Cities Notified June 1 Selected Cities Announced August 1 Contracts Signed January 1, 2012 Program Begins
  48. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org GET INVOLVED WE NEED YOUR HELP.
  49. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org HOW TO GET INVOLVED • Bring CfA to your city – codeforamerica.org/cities/bring • Join CfA Labs – labs.codeforamerica.org • Spare some change – codeforamerica.org/donate • Pass on office supplies – codeforamerica.org/supplies
  50. @codeforamerica codeforamerica.org QUESTIONS? Good.

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