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Code for America 2012 Program Application Process

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Code for America 2012 Program Application Process

  1. 1.
  2. 2. Opportunity now<br />
  3. 3. 2011 City Projects<br />
  4. 4. We recruit leading web and tech professionals, as well as recent graduates from top-notch schools who have a passion for public service.<br />2011 Recruitment<br />362 Applications<br />20 Fellows<br />5.5% Acceptance<br />2011 CfA Fellows<br />
  5. 5. Cross-Sector Collaboration<br />
  6. 6. Who we are<br />
  7. 7. 2011 Program Timeline<br />
  8. 8. Code for America & Boston<br />Bill Oates<br />Chief Information Officer<br />City of Boston<br />
  9. 9. Common Problems &<br />OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW SOLUTIONS<br />
  10. 10. New Business Gateway<br />STIMULATE NEW BUSINESS BY SIMPLYING THE PROCESS<br />
  11. 11. The ProBLEM<br />
  12. 12. The Opportunity<br />New Business Gateway<br /><ul><li>Stimulate Economic Growth
  13. 13. Attract New Business
  14. 14. Grow the tax base, increase revenues
  15. 15. Cut city costs by finding efficiencies</li></li></ul><li>OPEN DATA PLATFORM<br />SHARING DATA FOR EVIDENCE BASED DECISION-MAKING<br />
  16. 16. THE PROBLEM<br />
  17. 17. THE Opportunity<br />
  18. 18. The Opportunity<br />Open Data Sharing Across Departments<br /><ul><li>Save time and money by eliminating data entry duplication
  19. 19. Spur innovation by connecting officials from different departments
  20. 20. Create a platform for low-cost creative apps developed by local coders</li></li></ul><li>Citizen solutions<br />EMPOWERING CITIZENS TO SOLVE LOCAL PROBLEMS<br />
  21. 21. THE PROBLEM<br />
  22. 22. THE PROBLEM<br />
  23. 23. THE OPPORTUNITY<br />
  24. 24. The Opportunity<br />Harnessing the Power of the People<br /><ul><li>Save city time and money by engaging citizens to solve problems
  25. 25. Strengthen local communities
  26. 26. Identify and empower civic leaders to organize constituencies</li></li></ul><li>ReUsability<br />MANY COMMON PROBLEMSONE REUSABLE SOLUTION<br />
  27. 27. Example: SF Enterprise addressing<br />
  28. 28. 2012 City Recruitment<br />NOW SEEKING LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTNERS<br />
  29. 29. City Evaluation criteria<br /><ul><li>Ready to work with our fellows on a new kind of solution; commitment to innovation and collaboration
  30. 30. Identify projects that result in cost-savings, transparency, and public participation
  31. 31. Strong internal champion
  32. 32. Funding secured within city; Potential outside funding sources identified</li></li></ul><li>codeforamerica.org/cities<br />
  33. 33. The Application Process<br /><ul><li>Identify two project sponsors:
  34. 34. Technology and Non - Tech
  35. 35. Determine funding sources in city budget
  36. 36. 5 Fellows: $250,000
  37. 37. 3 Fellows: $150,000
  38. 38. Describe up to three potential projects
  39. 39. Deadline: March 1, 2011</li></li></ul><li>Apply Now<br />The Application<br />codeforamerica.org/cities/apply<br />More program information<br />codeforamerica.org/cities<br />Not a city official? Make some noise.<br />codeforamerica.org/citizen-action<br />Contact Alissa Black<br />alissa@codeforamerica.org<br />
  40. 40. Questions?<br />Good.<br />

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