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Honolulu selected as a 2012 "Code for America" city

Learned of this via Twitter from Ryan Ozawa and Burt Lum: Honolulu selected as a 2012 "Code for America" city

 

For those who don't know, Code for America is a nonprofit that recruits talented programmers and has them build web applications for local governments.  Sort of like a Peace Corps for computer experts.

Honolulu will certainly benefit from the influx of expertise.  Three CfA fellows will spend a year on the island doing programming.  The "cross-pollination" between local and mainland developers should spark some cool ideas.  Not sure whether community relations falls under their duties, but it would be awesome if the CfA fellows attended meetups, delivered presentations, and shared their knowledge more widely. 

 

The TechHui community is sure to give the CfA fellows a warm aloha welcome when they arrive.

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