Every year, 600+ developers, designers and researchers compete for a chance to build apps and tackle some of our countries toughest problems. Interested in the program?
The Fellowship is an 11-month program where cities collaborate with a team of talented researchers, designers and developers to build apps, inspire citizen engagement and increase capacity for city staff. Past apps have addressed economic development, healthcare, criminal justice, citizen engagement, transportation and more. Check out the fellowship experience:
Apps are just the beginning. Fellows have helped cities release 1000+ open data sets, encouraged the creation of local brigades and found new ways to engage citizens and staff. Said 2011 fellow Jeremy Canfield, “It marked me indelibly. I don’t think I’ll ever love a job as much as this one.”
Applications open in the Spring and close on July 31. We are building small project teams, so we’re looking for people from a variety of disciplines. We need researchers to determine the city’s needs, project managers to translate those needs into features, designers to fashion those features into a usable application, developers and programmers to build and code the applications and business analysts to integrate that application into a sustainable system.