Hackers, Geeks, Activists Invited to Alameda County Hackathon

Data available to anyone wishing to build an Alameda County app.

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Nov 8, 2012  |  Updated 3:10 PM PDT
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A hackathon on Sept. 27. Alameda County hosts its own hackathon on Dec. 8.

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It's time to get your hack on. Civic-mindedly, of course.
 
Alameda County is offering up datasets to anyone wishing to code an app to put that data to good use, according to the Contra Costa Times.
 
On Dec. 8, coders will have from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to code a civic app that helps fuel citizenship, according to the newspaper. The hackathon goes on at the Castro Valley library.
 
An app must "benefit the community, whether that is improving civic engagement or promoting digital education," the newspaper reported.
 
Top prize for the most creative and most useful app is $3,000, the newspaper reported. Second place is $1,500, and third place takes home $500.
 

Datasets are available at data.acgov.org, the newspaper reported. 

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