The whole team at Tropo is ecstatic to hear that Max Ogden has been named to the inaugural class of 2011 Code For America Fellows. We first met Max in Seattle during our Gnomedex 24 Hour Tinkerstorm. Max (along with teammates Reid Beels and Russell Branca) built GeoNotify, which allows you to draw a shape on a map and subscribe to SMS alerts for things that happen inside that shape.
From today’s Code For America Announcement:
“Out of a pool of over 360 amazing applicants, these 20 stood out for their talent, experience, and passion.* They will be the first participants in our experiment to help city governments better leverage the power of the web. Starting in January, it will be their challenge to not only build innovative apps for each of our cities, but also become the leaders of the ongoing movement to make government more open and efficient. Having gotten to know each of them over the past few months, I can assure you that they can and they will.
Max Ogden develops client applications, developer tools, and APIs, currently living in Portland, OR, and working as a developer at a market research company. In his spare time, he develops open source civic applications, including a hosted data service for geographic information about Portland, OR, called PDX API. In a 2010 apps competition hosted by the City of Portland, his work on PDX API was awarded, Best use of public data.”
Mark Headd, creator of VoiceInGov.org may have put it best when he said, (of Max): “The man has the well developed underbeard of a true civic hacker!”
Max also participated in our Portland OpenGov hackathon in October and we look forward to his participation in future events.
Congratulations, Max, from the whole Tropo team!
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