tecznotes

Michal Migurski's notebook, listening post, and soapbox. Subscribe to this blog. Check out the rest of my site as well.

Dec 1, 2015 1:33pm

week 1,984: back to the map

After 2½ years as Code for America CTO, I’m moving on to the next thing. Starting December 14, I’ll be joining a crew of former Stamen colleagues & clients, CfA friends, OpenStreetMappers, and co-geobreakfasters at Mapzen, part of Samsung Accelerator. If Mapzen was a game show, it’d be This Is Your Life. I’ll be combining my background in open source mapping and my more recent experience working on CfA technology products to lead a team making writings, demos, tools, and entry points for Mapzen’s work on routing, search, transit, and the brainmelting beauty of Tangram. We’re actively hiring (especially front-end developers), so please get in touch.

I will miss Code for America greatly, particularly the technology and product crew we built to deliver new communications and engagement approaches for digital government, the three years of fellowship classes we collaborated with, the whole staff of people making it work, and that one time my team dressed like me for April Fools.

This month is an especially hard time to go, with a major victory from Dan Hon on Child Welfare Services technology procurement—if you are a California design or dev shop, bid on this project to literally save children’s lives. It’s also an auspicious time to go, with a few key colleagues like Cyd Harrell and Frances Berriman heading out and a break between the 2015 and 2016 fellowship classes.

Onward.

Comments

Sorry, no new comments on old posts.

March 2017
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
   
 

Recent Entries

  1. district plans by the hundredweight
  2. baby steps towards measuring the efficiency gap
  3. things I’ve recently learned about legislative redistricting
  4. oh no
  5. landsat satellite imagery is easy to use
  6. openstreetmap: robots, crisis, and craft mappers
  7. quoted in the news
  8. dockering address data
  9. blog all dog-eared pages: the best and the brightest
  10. five-minute geocoder for openaddresses
  11. notes on debian packaging for ubuntu
  12. guyana trip report
  13. openaddresses population comparison
  14. blog all oft-played tracks VII
  15. week 1,984: back to the map
  16. bike eleven: trek roadie
  17. code like you don’t have the time
  18. projecting elevation data
  19. the bike rack burrito n’ beer box
  20. a historical map for moving bodies, moving culture

Archives