Front-End Miami is now backed by Code for South

TL:DR; Front-End Miami (FEM) is a fiscally sponsored project by Code for South Florida which as a 501(c)(3) organizations meaning your donations are tax-deductible.

September 3, 2020. Code for South Florida is pleased to announce we are fiscally sponsoring Front-End Miami (FEM) a group led by engineers for engineers. Founded by Ernie Hsiung and led by Chris Scott and Charles Villard. This sponsorship means Front-End Miami will turn into a project initiative supported by Code for South Florida.

“The Front-End Miami community has built an organic space for developers and we want to help them find ways to grow and become sustainable”

Established in 2012, Front-End Miami created a space for developers to meet and find a community. Today they stand tall, a group of over one thousand members supporting Miami’s Technology community and talent, no matter what level of experience. At Code for South Florida, we find that people who live and work in South Florida have a stronger sense of community when they work on technology projects for social impact. Over the years, some of our best contributors on the Code for South Florida projects have come from Front-End Miami. That is why we believe in their contributions to the South Florida tech ecosystem and why we are sponsoring this community-led initiative.

The Front-End community has built an organic space for developers and we want to help them find ways to grow and become sustainable. They are a space for entry, mid-level, and senior front-end engineers to be humans, not just workers. We don’t have enough places where talent can converse and this provides that natural connection in Miami. 

Front-End Miami will be focused on internal planning and shaping strategies for creating content for their community, including podcasts and other forms of community-facing conversations. We at Code for South Florida are supporting them by creating a place to donate and support Front-End Miami in the work they do.

Under this fiscal sponsorship, Code for South Florida will be doubling down on our commitment to building a community of technologists who recognize the need for open source and public data.  We’ll be incorporating this into our plan of job-based volunteer posting which will help people interested in working with us on tech for social impact to build a better Public Interest Technology ecosystem. This sponsorship is for a year and will be reviewed annually. 

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