After being among the inaugural city governments partnering with the Code for America program, the City of Philadelphia is starting another cycle.
From 550 applicants, there are 26 Code for America 2012 fellows to be broken into teams for eight partnering cities this year. This month, the fellows are in San Francisco in a CFA bootcamp before landing in their cities for the month of February for research and finishing out the year back on the West Coast building and working with the city from afar.
Though they don’t land until Feb. 1 and Technically Philly will speak to them in greater detail, here’s an introduction to the three 2012 Philadelphia fellows. (Remember the 2011 fellows here.)
Elizabeth Hunt is a user experience strategist and designer. Elizabeth has worked with top digital agencies and has designed online and mobile experiences. During the past ten years, she has worked for companies such as American Express, Microsoft, and Target. Elizabeth earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of New Mexico. @ezoehunt
Michelle Lee is a product designer from Philadelphia and New York City. Michelle has worked at Google since 2005 leading projects to aid in understanding and improving user experiences in Maps, Flu Trends, and Docs. Michelle started Forms under Google’s 20% time policy, and it is now the fasting growing form of Google Doc online. Previously, she designed online trust and safety tools for eBay, cars for baby boomers, and studied human-computer interaction at Stanford University’s Symbolic Systems Program. @mishmosh
Alex Yule comes to CfA from the Mapping Center team at Esri, an industry leader in Geographic Information System (GIS) software, where he built interactive web mapping experiences with ArcGIS and HTML/CSS/JS/Flex. Alex graduated cum laude from Middlebury College in Vermont with a degree in Geography in 2009, earning accolades for his work creating innovative visualizations for the Geographies of the Holocaust Project. An avid writer and photographer, his technical skills include application planning and design, web development, data analysis, and visualization. @yuletide