The City of Mesa kicked off its participation in the 2014 Code for America Fellowship program on Feb. 3.
Mesa, along with Arizona State University, will work with technologists to create innovative ideas and programs. Mesa’s partnership with Arizona State University for the program involves the College of Technology and Innovation at the Polytechnic campus.
Code for America, a non-profit organization, promotes tech innovation by working with the government to find solutions to old problems and allows citizens to work directly with the government to share their ideas and innovations.
“Cities are the new centers of innovation and Mesa is a leader in developing programs that engage our community through the use of technology,” said Mayor Scott Smith in a press release. “We are excited to take this next step and partner with Code for America and Arizona State University to develop ideas and applications that better serve our residents.”
Mesa is one of 10 governments selected for their dedication to civic innovation for the program. The 2014 class of Fellows is made up of 30 developers, designers, researchers and project managers that were selected from more than 650 applications.
For additional information about Code for America and details on each government selected for the program, visit www.codeforamerica.org/2014.