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April 29, 2014 > Public invited to County Apps Challenge

Public invited to County Apps Challenge

Submitted By Guy Ashley

Alameda County is looking for greater community participation and government transparency on Saturday, May 3, at the Alameda County Apps Challenge 2014.1 in Dublin. This is a unique day-long event designed to challenge the public to create web and mobile applications using Alameda County open data sets.

This is the third ÔhackathonÕ 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 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 $3,000 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 $1,500, a third prize of $500 and honorable mentions will also be awarded.

Participants in the May 3 event will have access to the nearly 130 data sets available through the Alameda County Data Sharing Initiative at The data covers a wide range of topics, including public safety data, a listing of Certified Green Businesses, public health data, maps of senior services and more.

The cost to participate in the Apps Challenge is $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Government employees may participate for free. For more information about the Apps Challenge and to register for the event, please visit:

Alameda County Apps Challenge
Saturday, May 3
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dublin High School
8151 Village Parkway, Dublin
$15/general; $10/students/seniors

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