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Code for America is holding its fourth annual CodeAcross event this month in the U.S. and around the world. On February 20 & 22 join government agencies, developers, community organizers and others for a weekend of civic hacking and open data innovation.

This weekend coincides with International Open Data Day as well as the last weekend of the Code for America Fellows’ residencies in their partner cities.The CodeAcross events bring together passionate groups of people and provides an opportunity for them to get involved in their communities.

This year’s theme for the event is Principles for 21st Century Government, including:

  • Design for people’s needs
  • Make it easy for everyone to participate
  • Focus on what government can do
  • Make data easy to find and use
  • Use data to make and improve decisions
  • Choose the right technology
  • Organize for results

Accela is thrilled to not only be a supporter of Code for America, but also a supporter of open data, civic technology and government innovation. We work hard to help our customers understand the value of collaborating with outside entrepreneurs and innovators and we help them see the opportunities that events like CodeAcross bring.

To help those interested in participating in these events, Accela has put together a site aggregating all sorts of resources on our CivicData platform and our Accela Construct API. If you’re interested in finding an event near you, locating some data to use to build your app or reading through some tutorials and blog posts on building apps, just head on over to

Accela staff and partners will be attending events across the country this weekend, so if you see someone in an Accela jacket, be sure to say hello!

Happy hacking!


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