Code for America (CfA) fellows will get access to Red Hat’s OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) free-of-charge, as part of a collaboration between Red Hat and Cfa.

The CfA Fellows will receive access to OpenShift free-of-charge for one year. CfA’s 2013 partner cities – Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas); Las Vegas; Louisville, Ken.; New York; Oakland, Calif.; San Francisco; San Mateo County, Calif.; South Bend, Ind.; and Summit County, Ohio – will also receive an option of one additional year of free hosting and services. In total, the value of Red Hat’s contribution to CfA is worth approximately $300,000 in hosting and service per year.

OpenShift offers developers a cloud application platform with a choice of programming languages, frameworks and application lifecycle tools. It comes with built-in platform support for Node.js, Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl and Java.

Code for America is a non-profit organization that “helps governments work better for everyone with the people and the power of the Web.”

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