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Slides on App Contests & Challenges for EPA Webinar

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

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