Illinois Open Technology Challenge Winner Certificate for Tryon Foston, Nikitta Foston, and Chris Beavers, iApplied

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“It is my hope that iApplied will reduce government staff workloads, encourage unemployment beneficiaries to apply for jobs and ultimately make more efficient use of taxpayer dollars,” said Tyron Foston of Park Forest, who developed iApplied. “If it improves unemployment benefit operations in Illinois, iApplied could be adopted by other states around the nation.”
Foston decided to create iApplied after speaking with some of his unemployed friends and realizing a need for a more effective, streamlined system to verify eligibility for unemployment benefits. He consulted with businesses and municipal employees who provided positive feedback on the tool. Foston plans to use the award money to further develop iApplied to bring it to market.

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Illinois Open Technology Challenge Winner Certificate for Tryon Foston, Nikitta Foston, and Chris Beavers, iApplied

  1. 1. Be it known that the judges and sponsors of the Illinois Open Technology Challenge on this date June 24, 2013 have awarded the efforts of Tryon Foston, Nikitta Foston, and Chris Beavers, iApplied for creating a tool that acts as a centralized repository of records of people applying for jobs in the State of Illinois. We therefore confer the monetary prize of $15,000 to further the exploration and development of this tool and to further the mission of the Illinois Open Technology Challenge to bring governments, developers and communities together in a common mission to use data to make lives better in Illinois.

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