Hi, Dave here, from East Bay Rails, with a great little hackathon sponsored by Alameda County. The details:
Alameda County is hosting a hackathon on 12/8/12 at the Castro Valley Library (only 2 blocks from BART). http://code.acgov.org
You can't miss out on free food and great prizes $3000, $1500, and $500 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively. Form a team and create an app or awesome concept that would be beneficial to Alameda County residents.
Alameda County invites everyone – the civic-minded, the technologically-savvy and everyone in between - to participate in the Alameda County Apps Challenge 2012, a unique day-long event that will challenge residents to harness the power of technology and open government to create web and mobile applications that benefit the community.
Alameda County has already opened the floor to residents interested in the Apps Challenge – and the community’s creative juices are flowing. Ideas submitted by residents to the Apps Challenge website include: “A gps-based app to report (hazards like) hurt squirrels or deer on the road, and give heads-up to other drivers that are driving close by," and “an app that shows tourists what to do.’’
Alameda County Apps Challenge 2012 will be held8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday December 8, 2012, at the Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley, just two blocks from BART.
RSVP now, and feel free to ask questions or pitch ideas on the Meetup page.