Big Code for America announcements and how you can get involved

Code for America made a number of announcements Wednesday that will have a big impact on the organization’s work in 2012 and potentially the future of government technology.

Google grant

CfA will receive a $1.5 million grant from Google to expand its fellowship program and develop two new programs, the CfA Brigade and Civic Startup Seed Accelerator.

CfA Brigade

CfA will launch the CfA Brigade, an “online platform to connect civic hackers and others with each other locally, and to reuse and remix civic apps in their cities.” Sign up for announcements.

Civic Startup Seed Accelerator

CfA will launch a Civic Startup Seed Accelerator to “foster sustainable businesses that can become the next generation of government vendors.” Sign up for announcements.

“Disruptive technology in the hands of entrepreneurs can change the world. It’s time it changed government,” writes CfA Founder and Executive Director Jen Pahlka.

2011 Annual Report

To see what CfA accomplished this year, read the newly-published 2011 CfA Annual Report.

About Luke Fretwell

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