@NYCDigital’s Code Corps: A National Guard for technologists #nyc @codecorps

NYC DigitalAnnounced in NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City address earlier today was the creation of the Code Corps, a public-private partnership scheme to co-ordinate volunteer technology responses in cases of emergency. This follows initiatives by the New York Tech Meetup in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Founding participants include some of the City’s top startups and academic institutions.

According to the NYC Digital division of the Mayor’s office:

Code Corps is the nation’s first municipal program that engages vetted volunteer technologists to realize lifesaving City government initiatives with an emphasis on emergency and disaster recovery needs. Code Corps partners include nonprofit and private sector organizations whose data scientists, developers and designers will partner with City agency representatives to develop strategic projects that serve civic needs. To facilitate effective collaboration, partners will liaise with the Data Advisory and Research Taskforce (DART), a newly formed advisory committee of data scientists, developers and experts from across City government.


Organizations interested in participating can fill out this form. Email digital@media.nyc.gov for more information.