Do you like to code? Or are you learning to code? If so, today’s site is definitely worth checking out.

Code.gov is the federal government’s open source software hub featuring around 50 projects from 10 different agencies. What this means is that you can contribute to the code of these programs, and you have access to see the code. The latter is great if you’re learning to code because a lot of times it helps to see how other people have used code to create a program.

To check out the code click the Browse Code button, and you’ll be whisked away to a listing of agencies who have provided access to their software. Choose the agency you want to explore, and it will load a list of programs for you to choose from. Once you’ve selected a program, you’re taken to its page. There you will learn what code it is written in, and be able to see all the activity on the project (like pull and push requests).

Your other navigation option is the Implement Policy button. This takes you to a page where you’ll learn about tools and resources used to help federal agencies implement the new Federal Source Code Policy. I thought it was interesting reading.

This is a very big step for the open source movement, so I hope you’ll check it out today!

https://code.gov/#/

~Amanda