Join us for the second Champaign meeting in the Illinois Open Technology Challenge (ILOpenTech) on Wednesday, January 30, 2012 from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green Street, Champaign, IL.
ILOpenTech brings governments, developers and communities together in a common mission to use public data and create digital tools that will serve today’s civic needs and promote economic development.
This multi-month initiative aims to make Illinois’ open data platform, Data.Illinois.Gov, available statewide, and host government trainings, community meetings and hackathons that will bring together developers in technology with civic-minded individuals and organizations. Our goal is to help develop a real community where we will see sustainable civic results and developers will prosper.
Champaign is one of four pilot communities participating in the Illinois Open Technology Challenge along with Belleville, Rockford and the South Suburbs. An award of at least $75K in total prize money will be awarded to individuals, or team of individuals for developing innovative software applications that utilize open government data to best address the challenges in these communities.
The most relevant data for the Champaign community can be found at www.data.illinois.gov.
There will be lots to discuss– please join us! Please RSVP on meetup.com if you plan to attend.