Friendly Code–a Code for America Brigade–is a group of developers, designers, data geeks, GIS experts, and interested citizens who are to help Grand Rapids' government and civic organizations adopt open web technologies.

Code for America is a non-partisan, non-political 501(c)3 organization founded in 2009 to bring web-industry professionals to work with city governments in the United States in order to promote opennessparticipation, and efficiency in municipal governments. Through three programs Code for America helps local governments harness the internet. Through the Fellowship, Code for America connects developers and designers to local government. Through the Accelerator, Code for America provides seed funding, office space, and mentorship to civic startups. Through the Brigade, Code for America helps local, community groups reuse civic software.

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  • Preston Rhea founded Friendly Code – A Code for America Brigade

    on May 23

 

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I'm surprised by the level of growth I've seen since becoming an organizer, it's given me more confidence in my abilities.

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