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Code For America seeking fellows for 2011 Philly government tech innovation

Here’s your chance to change the game inside city government IT. Code For America is officially recruiting fellows for its inaugural Code For America class, according to a blog post. In May, it was announced that Philadelphia was one of five cities chosen to receive the help of fellows which will help develop innovative new […]


Here’s your chance to change the game inside city government IT.
Code For America is officially recruiting fellows for its inaugural Code For America class, according to a blog post.
In May, it was announced that Philadelphia was one of five cities chosen
to receive the help of fellows which will help develop innovative new government technology, as we reported.
Fellows will receive training around Gov 2.0 and professional development, have the opportunity to make alumni connections and increase their chances to nab a job after the fellowship clears.
Being located in Philadelphia may not help your chances since the initiative is seeking technologists around the country, but it certainly couldn’t hurt. There’s plenty of folks with tech chops around the city that could change the game for Philly and abroad. Be sure to check our interview with Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka—it may include some insider information you can use on that application.

There’s plenty of opportunity for reforming Philadelphia city government technology. Though Mashable reported in May that Code For America’s Philadelphia product will allow citizens to monitor and feedback on city hall proposals, we wrote about five city departments that could use a tech overhaul in April.
Folks can apply over at Code For America’s website until August 15 at 9 a.m. pacific time.

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