October 4, 2014

Water you talking about?

by Elizabeth Case

As we move into the fourth year of drought, water has become California’s hottest topic: cities ration water supplies (and some areas have run out entirely) and farmers drill deep into the earth to save their fields and orchards. The state passed both a $7.1 billion water bond and California’s first groundwater management package. But there’s not a whole […]

September 27, 2014

Summit for America (and the world, too)

by Elizabeth Case

This week, Richard and I (Elizabeth) moseyed down to San Francisco to rep Code4Sac at the annual Code for America Summit, which brings together all kinds of people to spend three days talking about civic innovation. Attendees include fellows (read more about the CfA fellowship), brigade reps like Richard and I, government-tech & open data companies, & […]

September 10, 2014

Building a Civic Web Application

by Jesse Rosato

The Collaboration This summer, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) teamed up with Code for Sacramento to help launch the new CDPH open data portal. This collaboration ended up being a great experience for everyone involved, and led to the creation of a new civic web application called WICit, that helps people more easily find stores that accept […]

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