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Hackers wanted: Code for America deadline for 2014 Fellowship nears

Posted 30 Jul 2013 by 

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There are only a few days left to apply. Code for America is looking for developers, designers, researchers, data scientists, and product managers for their 2014 Fellowship. It's a chance to make a difference with code, design, data, and much more.

Cities are under more pressure than ever to deliver more with less. They are struggling with budget cuts and outdated technology. Code for America is connecting talented technologists with municipal governments to create and implement new web applications and explore new ways of resolving local challenges.

During previous years fellows have tackled problems such as criminal justice in New York City, New York, economic development in Santa Cruz, California, and 3-1-1 in Chicago, Illinois.

Why become a Code for America Fellow?

  • Gov 2.0 training. You will start with a crash course in municipal government and gain practical understanding of the vital intersection of government and technology.
  • Connections. The biggest names in the technology industry and the Gov 2.0 movement will provide you with unparalleled networking, mentoring, and support.
  • Professional development. You will develop lasting relationships and learn new skills and languages in a fast-paced, start-up atmosphere.
  • Autonomy. Working in small teams with talented individuals you’ll decide what you build and how you build it—from start to finish.
  • A labor of love. You’ll not only accomplish a lot and make the world a better place, but you’ll have a lot of fun working with other passionate people.

Applications are being accepted until July 31, 2013. This is an 11-month, full-time fellowship located in San Francisco.

Apply online at: codeforamerica.org/apply

Ashley Meyers, Code for America, contributed to this article.

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Jason Hibbets is a project manager in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is the lead administrator, content curator, and community manager for Opensource.com. He has been with Red Hat since 2003 and is the author of, The foundation for an open source city. Prior roles include senior marketing specialist, Red Hat Knowledgebase maintainer, and support engineer. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets

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