• Fellow

John Mertens

John is a full stack developer with an emphasis on rapid prototyping and data wrangling. During his fellowship, John was involved in 9 different CfA projects, won multiple coding contests, and liberated thousands of data points. Before Code for America, he was a web developer at Alientation Digital, one of the top digital agencies in Scotland, where he built over 50 unique websites per year on open source software. In addition to traditional websites & e-commerce sites, he also built a civic app for self-evaluation of all Scottish Social Service workers. He earned a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Iowa State University.