*** To sign up for this event you MUST register at http://lincolnlabs.com/hackathons/seattle.html .
This is a hackathon to work on projects related to open government. They're offering $5000 in cash prizes. From the event page:
Is it depressing that healthcare.gov cost us $1 billion? Shouldn’t we know how our taxpayer money is being spent and how decisions are being made? If you said yes, then join us!
Residents of Washington State have a long history of leading on open government efforts. Lincoln Labs will be hosting a hackathon, sponsored by Microsoft, to find solutions to one of the biggest problems facing our Republic: transparency.
Whether promoting an open dialogue about legislation or citizen oversight of federal contracts, this hackathon will provide innovators the opportunity build creative products within 24 hours to address critical challenges facing American governance and promote open government.