Code for DC is a Code for America Brigade located here in Washington, DC. Founded in 2012, we are a a non-partisan, non-political group of volunteer civic hackers working together to solve local issues and help people engage with the city. We host twice-monthly hacknights and other events to gather, discuss, and get stuff done.
We're looking to bring people with all different skill sets together to maximize our potential. Civic hackers aren't just developers—they're journalists, lawyers, designers, and interested citizens in general. The more community participation, the better.
Learn more about the CfA Brigade program here.
July 26, 2014 | Meet ANC Finder: Code for DC’s New Project that Helps District Residents Shape Their Neighborhood
Some of Washington, DC’s most important local government decisions are made or shaped by 40 elected bodies known as Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs). Despite ANCs’ important role in addressing local issues, it is difficult for citizens to engage with the ANCs that represent them.
April 22, 2014 | Code for DC’s Latest App Gives Parents a Voice in Critical Changes to DC School Policy
Washington, DC, education officials are proposing historic changes to the way students are assigned to public schools that will impact thousands of families. To help parents navigate these important initiatives, Code for DC is introducing a web and mobile app called Our DC Schools that explains the proposed changes and provides citizens with a platform to give the city government feedback about them.
September 23, 2013 | Code for DC’s Open Schools App Takes a Step Toward Helping DC Families with School Choice
Washington, DC public school parents face an array of complex education choices, but need better information to decide what’s best for their kids. Open Schools is a web application that will make comparing school demographic and performance data simpler, empowering parents to make better choices.
WAMU | April 24, 2015
In D.C., You Can Now Plant A Tree With Little More Than A Click
The Washington Post | April 20, 2015
D.C. has 13,000 open spots for trees. Here’s how you can fill them.
DCist | April 20, 2015
Want More Trees On Your Block? Getdctrees Makes It Easy To Ask For Them
WAMU | March 17, 2015
New Browser Extension May Get You Going To The D.C. Public Library More
Technical.ly | March 4, 2015
This Twitter feed lists books just added to the DC Public Library system
Greater Greater Washington | February 10, 2015
Some needy DCPS students are getting a lot less funding than others
The Washington Post | February 6, 2015
At-risk funding in the District: A school-by-school breakdown
Next City | January 12, 2015
Welcome to the Open Data Movement’s Turbulent Teenage Years
Technical.ly | October 1, 2014
Applying for low-income housing is a pain. Code for DC is building a hack
WAMU | September 23, 2014
D.C. Council to Vote on Concealed Handgun Bill; and Here's What You Need to Know
Technical.ly | September 9, 2014
Help Code for DC with these 14 Civic Hacking Projects
DCist | June 4, 2014
Tool: Are the Capital Bikeshare Odds in Your Favor?
Greater Greater Washington | June 3, 2014
What's your chance of getting a CaBi bike or an open station?
Next City | April 23, 2014
The District’s New Two-Way Tool for Crafting Its School Assignment Rules
E Pluribus Unum | April 23, 2014
Code for DC launches OurDCSchools.org, an open government platform for proposed school policy
Greater Greater Washington | April 22, 2014
Curious about how the proposed boundary changes will affect you? Check out this new app.
WAMU | April 22, 2014
Confused About D.C. School Boundary Changes? There's An App For That
Watch Dog Wire | April 16, 2014
DC Open Government Coalition pushes for transparency at the local level
Digital Journal | March 6, 2014
National Press Club Hosts 'D.C. Open Government Summit: Street View'
Greater Greater Washington | February 19, 2014
How can education data help you?
FedScoop | January 23, 2014
Data Vault special edition: Data Innovation Day
McSweeney's | October 16, 2013
Voices from the Shutdown - Leah Bannon
FedScoop | October 14, 2013
With no work to do, furloughed feds flock to hackathon
Data Quality Campaign | October 10, 2013
Data Access: A New Era of Parent and Community Engagement
Greater Greater Washington | September 27, 2013
Choosing a School Just Got Easier
Susie's Budget and Policy Corner | September 25, 2013
New app for parents helps with selecting a school for their child
WJLA ABC 7 | June 2, 2013
National Day of Civic Hacking: Volunteer experts, federal agencies team up to find technology solutions
Greater Greater Washington | March 15, 2013
How school tiers match up with Walk Score
The Atlantic Cities | March 15, 2013
Is there a link between walkability and local school performance?
Greater Greater Washington | March 12, 2013
Community of civic hackers for education takes shape
Greater Greater Washington | March 8, 2013
Visualize the DC Budget
DCist | March 7, 2013
Hack D.C.: Hackers Put Open Data to Use to Help Improve Local Government
The World Bank | March 7, 2013
Open Data community hacks D.C. and global issues