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RivCodes Hackathon

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This is an event not being run by StartupIE, but we wanted to let everyone know about it. It will require an additional FREE registration.

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The County of Riverside's Information Technology Department and SmartRiverside are teaming up to put on RivCodes, our first Hack-A-Thon, to show the County's commitment to technology, increase awareness about open data, reach out to citizens and allow for easier use of public data.

RivCodes means “Riverside County Developer Event” and refers to our pplication programming event (Hackathon) that we are having to create applications based on open data. App Contests have become popular fueled by President Obama’s Open Data policy and the need for better ways to communicate with citizens.

This event is a call to action for anyone in the Riverside County area who wants to make an impact; anyone can get involved, regardless of professional experience. Projects can address any challenge facing the community. RivCodes will illustrate the power of open government practices, particularly where data is readily available to support meaningful collaboration.

Examples of applications that have been created at other agencies are “Where to find services”, submitting a crime tip to the sheriff’s dept, reporting potholes, or a checkbook showing how the County spends money and many others.

Please join us for this important event!