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Services Mean Success for Federal Challenges

Challenge.gov offers a number of services to help agencies create successful competitions. One challenge that recently wrapped up made use of the full range of these services to come up with some creative, useful apps that have nationwide implications. Presidential

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NIST Hosts Reference Data Challenge to Create Mobile Apps

totallyPic.com/iStock/Thinkstock The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wants YOU to help them build native apps. NIST launched the Reference Data Challenge to improve the way the agency shares scientific reference data. They want third party developers from around the country

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An Innovation Framework That Delivers: The SunShot Catalyst Program

Behind every great innovation is a team. And behind successful innovation teams are efficient tools, processes, and most importantly, people. The Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative funds projects that make solar energy more affordable and accessible for Americans. As part

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USDA, Microsoft to Launch “Innovation Challenge” to Address Food Resiliency

  USDA, Microsoft to Launch “Innovation Challenge” to Address Food Resiliency $60,000 in Prizes Offered for Most Creative Applications Using USDA Open Data WASHINGTON, July 24, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with Microsoft to launch

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City Leaders: $164m Up For Grabs in the 3rd 100 Resilient Cities Challenge

Cities around the world are now able to apply for a slice of $164 million from The Rockefeller Foundation in its 100 Resilient Cities Challenge. The opening of the third and final round of this challenge was announced yesterday at

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Wikidata, coming soon to a menu near you

This post was created automatically from a feed, and was originally published at: http://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/07/21/wikidata-tastydata/ The logotype for the Wikidata Menu Challenge. Logo by Offnfopt, freely licensed under CC0 1.0 Knowing what you put into your mouth is something a lot of

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Get Local Data. Build Apps. Win the National Challenge.

Don’t Miss the CitySDK Open Data Solutions Challenge this Month, with a chance to demo your app to Commerce Chief Data Officer Ian Kalin. Earlier this summer, the U.S. Census Bureau announced the “City SDK Open Data Solutions Challenge.” This

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Help cities keep it fresh

Cities across the United States are capitalizing on big data. Predictive policing is becoming a prominent tool for public safety in many cities. In Boston, an algorithm helps determine “problem properties” where the city can target interventions. In Chicago, they

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