Aaron Ogle


Aaron believes that software can be used to build for a better world, and he loves designing applications to make cities more livable, beautiful, and just. Prior to OpenPlans, he was a fellow at Code for America where he partnered with the City of Philadelphia to build solutions to help foster civic engagement. He specializes in JavaScript and GIS development and has contributed to such applications as reroute.itsepta.mobichangeby.uswalkshed.org, and phillystormwater.org.

Besides a tech geek, Aaron is an outdoorsman, an urbanist, and a devoted husband and father.

Recent Posts by Aaron Ogle:

Next For Me: Better Cities Through Public Service

I have two long-held beliefs: that cities are the key to solving some of society’s most difficult challenges, and that one’s vocation is often the most effective mechanism by which a person can build for a better world. I have been most fortunate to integrate these beliefs through my work with many forward-thinking, outward-looking organizations Read more…

New in Plan In A Box: logos, images, rich text

We just added two of the most requested features to Plan In A Box – images and text formatting. Use images! You asked for logos and header images, so we made it easy to drag and drop them straight into your page. Use formatted text! Want to add a link, go bold or italic? Add Read more…

Code for America Summit recap

The Code for America Summit is always a special occasion for me. It’s not only a time to meet with great hackers and thinkers in the civic technology community, but as 2011 fellow, it’s wonderful to reconnect with the CfA family. This was my third Summit, and it did not disappoint. Here are my highlights.