Apps for America2: Data.gov Visualization Challenge

May 22, 2009
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While researching how people plan on using the new data at Data.gov, I came across this competition sponsored by Google Sunlight Labs, O’Reilly Media, and TechWeb.

clip_image002Apps for America 2 is a contest for developers of applications based on the datasets at data.gov.

There are cash awards, with first place winning $10,000 USD.  There’s even a Super Bonus Visualization Prize of $2500 for the best visualization of data.

Criteria

Awards will be judged based on the following criteria:

1. Transparency: Does the app help citizens see things they couldn’t see before the app existed?

2. Permanence: Will the app be usable over a long period of time? Does the idea have survivability?

3. Design & Visualization: Does the app look great? Does the app visualize data in a new and interesting way?

Get those apps cranking.  I’d love to see a really great application come from the data community.

Apps for America 2: The Data.gov Challenge

Technorati Tags: Data.gov,contests,Data visualization


While researching how people plan on using the new data at Data.gov, I came across this competition sponsored by Google Sunlight Labs, O’Reilly Media, and TechWeb.

clip_image002Apps for America 2 is a contest for developers of applications based on the datasets at data.gov.

There are cash awards, with first place winning $10,000 USD.  There’s even a Super Bonus Visualization Prize of $2500 for the best visualization of data.

Criteria

Awards will be judged based on the following criteria:

1. Transparency: Does the app help citizens see things they couldn’t see before the app existed?

2. Permanence: Will the app be usable over a long period of time? Does the idea have survivability?

3. Design & Visualization: Does the app look great? Does the app visualize data in a new and interesting way?

Get those apps cranking.  I’d love to see a really great application come from the data community.

Apps for America 2: The Data.gov Challenge

Technorati Tags: Data.gov,contests,Data visualization