Innovation Month: Mayor Launches Code for America 2013 Partnership
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced on the first day to kick off Innovation Month that San Francisco has been selected as a partner city for Code for America's 2013 Fellowship Program. Through this program, Code for America will recruit top talent from the tech industry to give them a year in San Francisco, building civic software that will help create greater government efficiency, economic development, and citizen engagement.
"San Francisco is proud to have Code for America as part of our innovation ecosystem," said Mayor Lee. "We have partnered with Code for America on many innovation initiatives, and we are very excited to continue to lead the way in driving solutions for tough social and civic challenges that will ultimately aid in building our economy, help generate jobs and further strengthen the bridge between San Francisco's innovative citizens, private partners and local government." Read more.