Public Invited to Participate in Alameda County Apps Challenge 2014.1 in Dublin
Cash prizes awarded for civic-minded web and mobile applications
The Alameda County Apps Challenge 2014.1, a unique day-long event designed to challenge the public to create web and mobile applications using Alameda County open data sets. The Apps Challenge will run from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 3 at Dublin High School, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin.
Alameda County Apps Challenge 2014.1 is the third hackathon sponsored by Alameda County in its effort to increase community engagement and broaden public understanding of local government by opening access to data created and kept by County agencies and departments. The Dublin event is expected to bring together more than 100 software developers, community members, activists and entrepreneurs for a full day of creativity, collaboration and innovation.
A Grand Prize of $3000 will be awarded to the most inventive and user-friendly app or concept that benefits Alameda County residents, businesses and visitors. A second prize of $1500, a third prize of $500 and honorable mentions will also be awarded.
The Apps Challenge is part of a nation-wide movement stemming in part from President Obama’s Open Government Initiative, which directed government agencies to increase transparency and implement open data policies. Alameda County was one of the first counties in California to host its own hackathons to promote its open data offerings. The County also held its first internal hackathon last year to challenge its employees to come up with apps to help improve customer service and other aspects of County Operations.
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