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  • 1. A long(itude) history of contests and challenges
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  • 2. Apps Contests and the passage of the America COMPETES Act
    A new movement for collaborative innovation in open government starts in 2008 in DC
    Around the world, apps contests are unlocking government innovation
    In 2011, the America COMPETES Act allows all agencies to host challenges
    8/11/11
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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  • 3. Key issue for “App Contests 2.0”
    Build community, not just apps
    Move from cool to useful
    Address sustainability issues
    Identify problems to solve
    8/11/11
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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  • 4. Key issues for open government data
    2010 open data survey showed progress but a long road still ahead
    Developers say only 30% of data needed is available, 50% of that unusable
    Issues: data timeliness, accuracy, usable formats, metadata schemas, consistency, and incomplete data sets
    8/11/11
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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  • 5. Next Steps
    Post this webinar on EPA’s site
    www.epa.gov/appsfortheenvironment/webinar.html
    Continue the conversation on our blog at http://blog.epa.gov/data/
    Submit your apps by September 16
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  • 6. For more information
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    • Alex Howard, O’Reilly Media
    • 7. alex@oreilly.com, @digiphile
    • 8. Jeremy Carbaugh, Sunlight Foundation
    • 9. jcarbaugh@sunlightfoundation.com, @jcarbaugh
    • 10. Michaela Hackner, ForumOne
    • 11. mhackner@forumone.com, @KalaBird
    • 12. Ethan McMahon, U.S. EPA
    • 13. mcmahon.ethan@epa.gov
    • 14. Apps for the Environment: epa.gov/appsfortheenvironment