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Video Interview: Code for America City Program Director Alissa Black

In 2011, Code for America will select five developers to work in Philadelphia for a year to create applications that improve how city government connects with residents. As we reported in our Q&A with Mayor Nutter, the grant comes as the city is getting serious about technology, elevating the CTO to a cabinet-level position while investing $120 million […]


In 2011, Code for America will select five developers to work in Philadelphia for a year to create applications that improve how city government connects with residents.
As we reported in our Q&A with Mayor Nutter, the grant comes as the city is getting serious about technology, elevating the CTO to a cabinet-level position while investing $120 million in the Division of Technology.
At today’s Supernova conference, we caught up with Code for America’s City Program Director Alissa Black to ask her about the program’s timeline, how she’s measuring success and why Philadelphia was selected as one of CFA’s inaugural cities.
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If you’d still like to know more, Technically Philly also spoke with founder Jennifer Pahlka in April.

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