September 24, 2014
Miami-Dade is about to become a more tech-friendly county. That’s because it was announced Tuesday that Miami-Dade County will work with three Code for America app developers to solve civic problems. The announcement was made during the annual Code for America Summit in San Francisco.
The county was one of seven governments chosen from 40 applicants. Code for Miami has been developing projects and meeting weekly to develop solutions to improve how the government and community uses the web. Some of their current projects include Miami Wiki and FL Legislature Tracker. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation invested $75,000 to help the program launch in Miami. Code for Miami’s co-founder Ernie Hsiung shared the excitement on Facebook:
The Miami developers will be the first Code for America fellows in Florida.
“It is a privilege for Miami-Dade County to be Code for America’s first government partner in Florida. This collaboration will drive a more open government, stimulate economic development and improve the delivery of regulatory services to our community,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez to The Starting Gate, who participated in the announcement event in San Francisco, along with Matt Haggman, Miami program director of the Knight Foundation.
This is great news for Miami and our local tech community.
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