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Change the government with 'Code for'

For Code for NL, we were present at the Code for America Summit in Oakland. This movement grows fast: there are about 1,200 visitors at this 5th edition, of which are at least 60% first time visitors. Code for America succeeds in connecting the technical optimism of Silicon Valley to people that strive for social innovation, not just for the upper class, but for everyone.

Some good examples of projects and apps that were awarded at this summitcan be found here: http://awards.codeforamerica.org. More about our visit to the conference can be found in the Dutch version of this blog post.

Waag Society is the iniator of Code for NL. Do you want to change the government from the iside? And be part of an international network of civic innovators? Code for NL is still looking for new fellows!

Recent blog posts

- Tuesday 26 September 2017

In the Dutch project FIT we are aiming to support people who suffer from dementia and their carers in finding the right solutions in and around the home.

- Monday 25 September 2017

An interview (in Dutch) with Marleen Stikker, published in magazine 'de Helling' about big data, written by Erica Meijers and Socrates Schouten.

- Friday 22 September 2017

Taiwan is an innovator in the field of public participation and renewing the relationship between citizens and the government. Coen visited Taiwan and shares his experiences.

- Wednesday 20 September 2017

Frank Kolkman investigates our fear and experience of death with his installation 'Outrospectre: Simulating Out-of-Body Experiences' and Jurre got to try it out.

- Tuesday 19 September 2017

After two Summer Schools at the Waag building in Amsterdam in the past years, a third Summer Academy was organised on location this year.