Christopher Whitaker

Christopher Whitaker

Christopher Whitaker serves as the Brigade Program Manager for Code for America.

Previously, Whitaker ran the civic tech consulting firm CivicWhitaker, Inc with clients like the Smart Chicago Collaborative and US Ignite. Whitaker also serves as the co-host for Chi Hack Night where he teaches a weekly Civic Hacking 101 class. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from DePaul University and a Bachelors of Arts in political science from Sam Houston State University. Previously, Whitaker served with the U.S. Army in Iraq as a mechanized infantryman.

Christopher Whitaker

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The Civic Tech and Data Collaborative: Who We Are

With support and partnership from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, three national organizations – Code for America (CfA), Living Cities, and the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) – are working with seven communities around the country to advance the frontier of civic technology and data ecosystems development. Our organizations have developed extensive ties with localities across the country over 54 …

Tech is Hard, Governing is Harder. Lend a Hand.

This post was originally published on Code for America’s Medium page on May 26, 2016. During President Obama’s State of the Union Address, he said that the most important office in a democracy is the “Office of the Citizen.” In the four years I’ve spent as part of the Code for America Brigade — first as a volunteer and then as the program’s manager — nothing rings more true …

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