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Coding it Forward fellowship changes participants’ minds about federal service, survey shows

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

A survey by the Partnership for Public Service shows how the Civic Digital Fellowship impacts fellows' future career plans.

Meet PAIGE, San Francisco's promising young IT procurement chatbot

by Colin Wood

San Francisco city procurement officials are experimenting with a new chatbot for internal use that is expected to clarify one of government’s most confusing processes. After a soft launch on Jan. 1, the Office of Contract Administration is now honing a digital assistant designed for use by workers across the city-county government who want to buy IT products, but aren’t sure how. Her name is PAIGE. She speaks with a…

Oklahoma launches innovation initiative to boost its tech economy

by Colin Wood

By bringing local talent into state offices, Oklahoma hopes to bolster a weak regional technology ecosystem and find new solutions to government challenges.

Startup in Residence expands nationally with aspirations of a civic network

by Colin Wood

Organizers are now setting their sights on economies of scale as the program grows.

San Antonio activates community problem solvers with launch of CivTechSA

by Zaid Shoorbajee

The City of San Antonio is launching a program to help connect technology entrepreneurs with government departments in need of technology solutions. CivTechSA, the city announced in a press release Tuesday, is a partnership between San Antonio’s Office of Innovation and Geekdom, a local coworking space and tech startup incubator. The program is designed to let the local government work with civic-minded developers to come up with solutions to the city’s technological challenges, rather than waiting and hoping…