Code for America, Anchorage Brigade: What the hack are they up to?

CodeCloudFounded in 2009, Code for America is a national nonprofit that partners with local governments and citizens to encourage civic innovation. Anchorage has a chapter, founded in October 2013, and they’ve been …. civic hacking! In February, organizers and volunteers met for a special work session that included exploring local crime data, writing short straight-forward answers to local government questions, testing People Mover bus data in web maps, and creating an inventory of local open data. And they continue to meet twice a month to discuss how citizens can contribute to making Anchorage a better place to live by tapping into and sorting available government open data.

We’ll catch up on the movement, both nationally and locally, with Code for Anchorage member Brendan Babb and Alaskan Becky Boone, a software developer currently serving as a Code for America Fellow in Denver, Colorado. (Lance Ahern, Anchorage’s information officer, has been felled by a bad case of the flu! Speedy recovery, Lance!)


  • Carter Bancroft, Code for Anchorage member
  • Brendan Babb, Code for Anchorage member
  • Becky Boone, Anchorage software developer, Code for America Fellow 2014



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