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CFA Fellows: "Code the Next Chapter of American History"

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 21 2010

Code for America, the movement to move programmers inside government that is modeled in part on Teach for America, is out with a new video spot calling for applications to its fellows program. The web ad features Twitter's Biz Stone, Flickr/Hunch's Caterina Fake, O'Reilly Media's Tim O'Reilly, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra, and Code for America founder Jen Pahlka.

"If you’re a developer, designer, or product manager with a desire for public service," reads the Code for America site, "this is your opportunity to build the next generation of Gov 2.0 apps for city governments. By leveraging your unique skill set, you will bring improved access to information and government accountability to the local level, and you will change the way citizens and cities work together." The application deadline is August 15th.

Related: Pahlka's Vision for Accountable Citizenship (June 2010)