Friday, October 23, 2015
The California Government Operations Agency and the Department of General Services, along with the Department of Technology and many other state partners, are hosting a first-of-its-kind open data Code-a-Thon this weekend.
The event, dubbed the CA GreenGov Challenge, engages the civic coding community to better show the work the state is doing to combat climate change. It is part of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s ongoing effort to promote innovation in state government.
More than 75 registered individuals and teams will use open data from a pilot open data portal, GreenGov.data.ca.gov , to create visualizations, apps and other tools to help improve government sustainability practices.
The code-a-thon was established as a result of Assembly Bill 2138, which created a contest to provide an opportunity for Californians to share ways to improve state government. This bill required the Governor to designate 3 state agencies to participate in a pilot program in 2015 to award cash prizes to eligible participants in innovation contests; known as 25K Find a New Way.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25
Saturday: Kickoff at 9 a.m.
Coding from 10:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: Coding from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Final Presentations at 1:30 p.m.
Winners Announced: 4 p.m.
Department of General Services
707 3rd Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Contact: Lynda Gledhill (GovOps) (916) 715-6852, Brian Ferguson (DGS) (916) 376-5038
NOTE: Event is open to credentialed media. g Government for the Future