Code for America: Enlisting Tech-Savvy Citizens to Better Our Communities
Code for America connects forward-thinking cities with technologists to develop reusable civic technology. Participants not only help solve critical problems using tech, but also help cultivate the next generation of tech-savvy, civic leaders.
Building on the Venture for America and Design for America inspirations, I thought I would quickly share the
Code for America program.
Here's the mission in their own words:
"Code for America enlists the talent of the web industry into public service to use their skills to solve core problems facing our communities. We help passionate technologists leverage the power of the internet to make governments more open and efficient, and become civic leaders able to realize transformational change with technology."
So, what does that translate to so far? In addition to the
Change By Us project I featured in another Inspiration, CfA is working on a
Veterans Employment Platform. The light-weight technology integrates current online career building services, addressing a problem facing veterans as they exit the military--they lack appropriate tools needed to compete in the modern job search process.