Big Data fellowship seeks one more

May 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

EMC sponsors Code for America for one more fellow

Calling all data scientists! Code for America is recruiting one data scientist for its fellowship program. This additional spot is sponsored by EMC Corporation, who announced its new partnership with Code for America earlier this week. The Data Scientist Fellow will work alongside talented web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs and, through the use of Big Data technology, serve as a civic leader to drive transformational change in government and city services.

Founded in 2009, Code for America’s fellowship is an 11-month program that empowers talented web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to leverage the power of the internet to make governments more open and more efficient. The fellowship seeks to shape these high-potential technologists into civic leaders able to realize transformational change in government with technology. Participants in Code for America’s effort help city governments better leverage the power of the web. Code for America fellows are challenged to not only build innovative apps for each city, but also to become the leaders of the ongoing movement to make government more efficient and transparent.

“The potential of using massive data sets to answer questions that were thought unanswerable and solve problems that were deemed unsolvable could be transformative to our government, to city services and to us all,” Jennifer Pahlka, the Executive Director of Code for America. “By sponsoring a fellow to focus on leveraging the power of data science, EMC has enabled Code for America to tap the potential of Big Data to build solutions that better our communities.”

An ideal candidate for this fellow is someone who is a passionate thinker and a conscientious doer.  The candidate will be well connected within the big data community, demonstrating the ability to be a leader in guiding the future of data science. This individual will work side-by-side with experts to derive evocative information from the data deluge and serve as a champion for dynamic collaboration and information sharing. Deadline for application is July 31, 2011. For application form or more information please visit http://codeforamerica.org/fellows/apply/.

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