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Heads Up: Alameda County Apps Challenge 2013.1

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The following information came from various sections of this fee event URL (, and you must register on the following URL to attend:


This is the second Alameda County Apps Challenge, following the first one held on December 8th, 2012 at Castro Valley library.


Alameda County Apps Challenge wants to get the attendees to learn about local government and the services that are provided and determine how you can make a difference. Then you can 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.


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.



8:30AM -   9:30AM Breakfast and sign in

9:30AM - 10:00AM Welcome, overview, introductions

10:00AM - 10:15AM Keynote

10:20AM - 10:55AM Introductions and Pitches

11:00AM - 11:25AM Form teams

11:30AM -   4:30PM Hacking

12:00AM -   1:00PM Lunch available

4:30PM -   6:00PM Hack team presentations (3 minutes each)

6:00PM -   6:15PM Wrap-up talk, closing comments

6:15PM -   7:00PM Winners announced, prizes awarded



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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