Announcing! Code for Oakland

A one-day bar camp on using local data to build apps for Oakland at Kaiser Center.

June 4, 2011, Oakland, CA, 8:30 AM - 6 PM

Innovate Oakland (InOak),  Oakland Local and Code for America are organizing a day to brainstorm and work on concepts for mobile apps for the Knight/FCC Apps for Communities competition.

What’s going to happen?

The Knight Foundation and the FCC came to Oakland, CA in April 2011 to announce a major new tech competition called Apps for Communities that will award $100,000 in prizes to reward mobile and web-based applications that use government and public data to “deliver personalized, actionable information to people that are least likely to be online.”

So, that’s where Code for Oakland comes in. We’re pulling together a low-cost one-day Bar Camp that will bring government officials, developers, designers, and interested parties together for a day that will be devoted to looking at local datasets of use to people in Oakland, and that gives teams a chance to talk through, brainstorm and prototype their ideas before the competition closes on July 11.
Come win prize money for your ideas! Win prize money to support building an application to submit to Apps for Communities—over $2,500 in potential awards.

Will there be breakfast, lunch and refreshments?
YES, tons of yummy snacks, meals and drinks to help keep you thinking

Especially for community organizations and local nonprofits who might want to participate-

Are you a local non-profit, local or faith-based organization that provides services to people in Oakland and the surrounding area? Do you have an idea for getting information to the community you serve using a mobile phone or similar? Interested in sharing prize money totaling $100,000 for the effort?

There will be a Q&A Session on the Thursday or Friday before Code for Oakland in a city room where you can find out more about the event and learn how to put together a pitch that will help you find a team.  On Saturday, June 4, you will present your idea and  have a chance to gather a group to help build it.  For more information on the community programs email [email protected]

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