Microsoft announced “support for Code for America at a dinner event in Seattle. The event was attended by Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Media, as well as local officials like Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and City Councilmember Bruce Harrell.
Microsoft is committing to a $50,000 contribution to Code for America. We’ve also agreed to help provide developer skills training to Code for America Fellows, as well as technical and architectural guidance for planned solutions in target cities of Boston, Philadelphia, DC, Seattle, and Boulder. Finally, we’ll spread the word about Code for America to our developer and partner community to drive interest in the fellowships and to expand the reach and impact of Code for America’s mission,” stated Dan Kasun.