Code for America http://kalw.org en Volunteers hack technology to improve Oakland city government http://kalw.org/post/volunteers-hack-technology-improve-oakland-city-government <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a Tuesday evening in Oakland’s City Hall. A group of people ranging in age from their </span>20s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to </span>50s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are sitting, many in front of their laptops. This is an Open Oakland hacking meeting. Though a lot of jargon is thrown around, some of the people here have no tech backgrounds at all, including Anna&nbsp;</span>Mathai<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:03:21 +0000 Laura Flynn 41134 at http://kalw.org Volunteers hack technology to improve Oakland city government Today on Your Call: How can governments get information technology right? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-can-governments-get-information-technology-right <p><span class="s1">&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 06 Jan 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 37993 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How can governments get information technology right? Bureaucrats and Technophiles: A love story http://kalw.org/post/bureaucrats-and-technophiles-love-story <p>Jennifer Pahlka loves bureaucrats.</p><p>While that proclamation got her some laughs at a recent Google/MTV Big Tent event at Mountain View&rsquo;s Computer History Museum, Pahlka, who founded Code for America in 2010, followed up with an earnest statement about the work that CFA&rsquo;s fellowships support in collaboration with local governments. &rdquo;We think bureaucrats get things done. There&rsquo;s certainly a lot to complain about,&rdquo; she conceded, &ldquo;but we think that we need to make bureaucracy more&hellip;sexy.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:25:20 +0000 Nishat Kurwa 9486 at http://kalw.org Bureaucrats and Technophiles: A love story