The City of San Antonio has been chosen by Code for America to participate in its 2014 Code for America Fellowship program.
“We are excited to partner with Code for America and welcome the Fellows to San Antonio,” said Mayor Julián Castro. “I look forward to the work that the fellows will produce to improve on the quality of services the City provides. This partnership will strengthen the City’s competitiveness as a technology and innovation hub.”
The Code for America Fellowship pairs innovative local governments with teams of civic-minded technologists for a year of service. The governments and fellows will work together to build applications, engage the community, and collaborate with other local governments. Over the past three years, the Fellowship program has produced more than 75 web apps in collaboration with 20 municipal governments.
The 10 governments for the 2014 program were selected from a pool of 50 applicants. The 10 governments are: Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Denver; Lexington, Ken.; Long Beach, Calif.; Mesa, Ariz.; State of Rhode Island in partnership with the City of Warwick, R.I.; San Antonio, Texas; San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Each was selected for their dedication to civic innovation and openness. The diverse group of governments spans coast to coast. Details on each government project are available online at codeforamerica.org.