The largest City in North Carolina, Charlotte is the second largest banking center in the US with ten Fortune 500 companies calling the city home. The city is also host to tech giants like LendingTree, an ecosystem of startup groups like Packard Place, Queen City Forward and RevTech Labs and rich academic institutions like UNC Charlotte College of Computing & Informatics.

As the city moves into its 2014 fellowship year, we aim to support Charlotte’s efforts in citizen engagement and greater government transparency.

Charlotte Brigade

Our engagement with Code for America provides a unique opportunity to directly support and quickly demonstrate Charlotte’s emerging strategy for citizen engagement.

CIO Jeffrey Stovall, City of Charlotte

The 2014 Fellowship in Charlotte

  • Andrew Douglass

    Charlotte Team

    Andrew is a web developer and designer from Houston, Texas, where he worked as a web developer for the University of Houston and assisted in operations at RED Labs, the university's startup accelerator. He enjoys exploring problems related to transportation and human equality...


  • Tiffany Chu

    Charlotte Team

    Tiffany is a designer, user researcher, and urbanist. Prior to CfA, Tiffany was a product manager at Zipcar and an innovation consultant at Continuum. She’s also mapped 100 street vendors in Vietnam, crafted 3D models at Pixar, and written for Dwell. With a background in architecture...


  • Danny Whalen

    Charlotte Team

    Danny is a web developer from Phoenix, AZ. His passion is building communities around open source software. He maintains and contributes to a variety of open source projects and helped run his local Ruby user group. Most recently, he crafted web applications at Integrallis Software. Danny studied finance…


Team Leads: Twyla McDermott, Corporate Technology Program Manager; Jeff Stovall, Chief Information Officer

Community Partners: Knight Foundation

Follow the fellows' progress on their blog Team Charlotte

Articles & video

  • Charlotte chosen as a 2014 Code for America city — CLT Blog

    Each year, Code for America selects a small group of cities for an 11-month fellowship, where each city is paired with a team of select researchers, designers, and developers to build new apps and digital infrastructure that increases citizen engagement, and helps to improve the effectiveness of city staff.

  • Charlotte Selected for 2014 Code for America Fellowship Program — Office of Mayor Cannon

    Code for America (CfA), a nonprofit that collaborates with local governments to foster innovation, today announced that Charlotte has been chosen as one of 10 governments from across the country that will participate in its 2014 Fellowship program.