Long Beach

The City of Long Beach was recently named one of the top 10 Digital Cities by the Center for Digital Government and Government Technology and has been exploring ways to optimize government services through technology for some time now. Long Beach is a large American city boasting a vibrant mix of cultures, communities and business activity — from the corporate headquarters of Molina Healthcare, SCAN Healthplan and Epson America to significant R&D operations for The Boeing Company and Mercedes Benz, complemented by a rapidly growing startup community centered around clean tech and mobile technology development.

The City is also home to one of the top public universities in the West, California State University Long Beach, the Office of the Chancellor for the Cal State System and a public school district recognized as one of the best urban districts in the country.

Long Beach Brigade


Our City’s skilled workforce and active tech community are going to find new reasons to be energized as the Fellowship rolls out over the next several months. We can’t wait to get started.

Mayor Bob Foster

The 2014 Fellowship in Long Beach

  • Rhys Fureigh

    Long Beach Team

    Fureigh is a web developer and online strategist who believes technology should be kind to humans. Recent projects have included Friendfactor, SXSW Interactive People’s Choice winner Americans Elect, and organizing Drupal skill-building meetups in New York. Fureigh studied sociology at Reed College...


  • Molly McLeod

    Long Beach Team

    Molly is a graphic designer and media artist who has worked on board games, documentary films, and community murals. Most recently, she designed print and digital projects for federal public health agencies at CommunicateHealth. At Hampshire College, she designed an interdisciplinary concentration in…


  • Daniel Getelman

    Long Beach Team

    Dan is a software developer and entrepreneur from New York City. He dropped out of school to co-found Lore, an education startup that sought to turn classrooms into online communities. He’s a recent grad from the Management and Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Computer Science and Managerial Analytics.


City Team Leads: Becki Ames, Chief of Staff
Community Partners: Molina Foundation

Follow the fellows' progress on their blog Team Long Beach

Articles & video

  • Long Beach Named Code for America Partner Government for 2014 Fellowship – Long Beach Post

    Out of an applicant pool of more than 50 municipalities, Long Beach has been selected as one of the ten governments selected as 2014 partners for Code For America’s annual fellowship program, setting forth a year-long partnership where tech geeks invade civic operations to modernize the City while creating larger accessibility for its denizens.