“We’ve gone into this agreement to say,” said Mike Fried, Code for Baltimore co-captain. “Part of HACK Baltimore is going to be identifying challenges, getting groups to work on them and giving them the resources to do that. And what we can bring in, is somewhat of the framework and oversight of that piece.”
Both organizations are embedded in Baltimore’s civic tech scene. HACK Baltimore works to build infrastructure at the idea germination and startup creation phase. Code for Baltimore, the local brigade of the Code for America network, brings expertise and skills in the project design of creating an app or software, which are the hard skills that produce a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
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