Code for America Chooses DC : Connecting city governments and Web 2.0 talent
I think this is a great initiative and may help city and local government's get the power of Web 2.0 Glad to see Peter Corbett on the Board of Advisors http://codeforamerica.org/who-we-are/Amplify’d from codeforamerica.org
Since our May announcement of the five Code for America cites, we have been working to better define the projects that our teams (made up of Fellows and city staff) will develop over the course of 2011. Initially the five cities were chosen because their applications reflected a deep understanding of the power the web as a platform can bring to cities. Each of these applicants demonstrated not only cutting-edge thinking and a willingness to invest in long-term change, but also a compelling problem they were committed to solving to make their government more efficient, transparent and participatory.
The cities chosen for the first Code for America cycle are: