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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

- Thursday 23 November 2017

De nieuwe richtlijn PSD2 geeft banken mogelijkheid om jouw gegevens te delen met derden. Waarom zouden we ons hier zorgen over moeten maken?

- Wednesday 22 November 2017

Fabschool tought a series of classes in the 021 Maakplaats (Makerspace) in Reigersbos. Kinderen got acquainted with new technology such as 3D printers, lasercutters and design software.

- Friday 10 November 2017

As the means of digital fabrication become mainstream, the challenge of the maker movement lies in defining its values of sustainability, openness and critical making more visibly, says Marleen Stikker at the celebration of a decade of Fablab Amsterdam.

- Saturday 04 November 2017

The first Fablabs in The Netherlands emerged in 2007, but we were already looking for a workplace to create prototypes long before.

- Friday 03 November 2017

There is a new Dutch law on the intelligence services. Why do we have to worry about this law? Nina Boelsums explains.