Hillsborough County is reshaping how people interact with their government. On April 12-14, Hillsborough County seeks geeks – techies, programmers, data crunchers, entrepreneurs, hiring business – to see which team can come up with the best idea for how open government data can benefit County residents in new and easy to use ways.
The Hillsborough Hack-A-Thon Challenge will take place at the Hillsborough Community College – Brandon Campus, 10414 E. Columbus Drive in Tampa. During the Challenge, data from many County departments and agencies will be open to Tampa Bay’s technology community to see how they can use it to make our lives easier.
Prizes will be given for the best app built or idea that may be implemented by the County.
Online registration will start in March for teams and individuals, and run through Thursday, April 4.
Even the way prizes are being generated is innovative… a site on Citizinvestor – a Hillsborough County based company – is being used to crowd fund the prizes for this exciting event. As with all projects on Citizinvestor, credit cards are not charged until the project reaches 100 percent of its funding goal.
Additional Hillsborough Hack-A-Thon Challenge details and registration form will be posted on the Web in the coming weeks. So, stay tuned!