Ep. 33

Detroit Water Project

April 27, 2015


Tiffani Bell

Developer & Executive Director, Detroit Water Project

Tiffani Bell is the founder and executive director of the Detroit Water Project. She is also a developer and was a Code For America fellow.


When developer Tiffani Bell first heard about the water crisis in Detroit from a news article in the Atlantic, she was shocked. So she rolled up her developer sleeves and put up a page to help people who’s water had been shut off. Now, that page has become a full Y Combinator backed non-profit, and she’s the executive director. We talk about civic hacking, the technical challenges she had to overcome to make it work, and the impact her project has made to the lives of many in Detroit.

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