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Alleviating Flooding in San Francisco With Civic Tech Volunteers

While San Francisco’s lush rolling hills define iconic destinations like Lombard Street and Nob Hill, they also make the city particularly prone to fl...

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San Francisco’s Data Academy Develops a Data-Savvy Workforce

On a Wednesday morning, forty San Francisco city employees file into a room and find their seats. Over the next three hours, Joy Bonaguro, Chief Data...

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Blake Valenta

Blake Valenta in a Data Fellow with City of San Francisco's Open Data Office.  He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Chicago and master's degree in public policy from the UCLA Luskin School.  While in graduate school, Blake worked as a researcher with the UCLA Labor Center and as a statistician with the Empirical Research Group at the UCLA Law School.   Prior to graduate school, he worked at a non-profit in Chicago that focused on economic justice issues.

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