Dev Event – Alameda County Apps Challenge 2012

Use technology to improve your local government. Tap into your community pride and your activist spirit, bring your ideas and your technological know-how and take the Challenge. Showcase your own ideas or collaborate with others in your community to see how quickly and accurately you can design and create a software app or concept that addresses a community need in Alameda County.

The Goal

One Day… one goal…and many ideas!

Learn about local government and the services that are provided and determine how you can make a difference.

Join your peer designers, software developers, and innovators and participate in a day of fun, food, and technology. Using Alameda County datasets, Build, Design, Create, and Share new concepts and apps that will benefit local education and literacy, improve civic engagement, provide support for neighborhood watches / crime prevention, and help support services and activities for seniors. Submitted apps can run on the web, or on mobile devices.

Take home one of many awesome prizes for creating the best app and/or innovative concept. Who knows – your ideas and initiative could spawn the next successful technology startup, or launch your career in public office!

Tap the power of community creativity, technology and government transparency – and let the ideas flow! Start by checking out to jumpstart your journey on the Alameda County Apps Challenge!

The three contestants or teams whose entry earns the highest overall scores will win the top three prizes. In the event of a tie, the winners shall be determined at the sole discretion of the judges.

  • 1st Prize – $3000
  • 2nd Prize – $1500
  • 3rd Prize – $500

Additional prizes and honorable mentions to be determined prior to or during the event.



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