Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Taking an important step toward opening state government data to the broader public, the California Department of General Services (DGS) and Government Operations Agency will host an open data code-a-thon Oct. 24 and 25.
The event, which has been dubbed the “Green Gov Challenge,” will engage the civic coding community to better show the work the state is doing to combat climate change.
“As the state deals with the ongoing impacts of environmental change and the drought, we in state government are seeking out innovative ways to better promote sustainability,” said Daniel C. Kim, director of DGS. “This code-a-thon allows us to leverage the creativity of the civic coding community to better show the work the state is doing to combat climate change.”
The contest will award up to $25,000 to Californians who participate. Participants will focus on creating apps, visualizations, and other tools that can help improve government sustainability practices. The contest is open to California residents and individuals who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. State employees are not eligible to enter.
Read the press release.