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Technology can vastly improve our lives and the services that government provides. Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has been focused on enhancing the County government’s technological capabilities so that we can better serve our residents and businesses. 

Code for America

Code for America logoCode for America is a national non-profit organization that builds open source technology dedicated to making government services simpler, more effective and easy to use. Miami-Dade County is the first government in Florida to be awarded a fellowship from Code for America. The one-year program brings three technology specialists here to work with County staff to build applications and foster new approaches to problem-solving throughout county hall.

Learn more about Code for America

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County Applications and Alerts

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez is committed to ensuring government services are accessible and available. Miami-Dade County continues to develop mobile applications and alert tools to access Miami-Dade County's services on your smartphone or mobile device, or receive text alerts while on the go. Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced the Community on Patrol Application (COPA) at eMerge America's in May 2015. COPA will provide residents with the ability to anonymously report tips to the Miami-Dade Police Department Command Center, upload videos, photos and notes, as well as identify and provide the residential location of sexual offenders, file police reports and commend officers -- all from your smart phone. Those interested in participating in the testing phase, email [email protected].

Visit the Mobile Applications webpage

Learn more about the COPA

Watch the introduction video about COPA

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Open Data

Open Data Open Data provides users with a way to access Miami-Dade County data with programmers in the community by sharing datasets that can be used to create new widgets and applications, solidifying the Mayor’s commitment to government transparency. As a data consumer, you can explore, download, visualize, embed, and share datasets. As an application developer, you can find the API information of each data set and the documentation to develop applications. Freely allowing citizens to analyze and visualize the County’s data to solve problems engages the community while improving the lives of the citizens of Miami-Dade County and the way in which government serves them.

Visit the Open Data Portal

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TechHire is a bold multi-sector initiative and call to action to empower Americans with the skills they need, through universities and community colleges, but also nontraditional approaches like "coding boot camps," and high-quality online courses that can rapidly train workers for well-paying jobs, often in just a few months. The White House launched the TechHire initiative to enhance skills training in the information technology industry. Employers across the United States are in critical need of talent with these skills.

Learn more about TechHire

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