Tampa Opens Data for Coders to Create Apps

Written by David Glass.

This past weekend the City of Tampa hosted one of the nations first city sponsored hackathons. The City of Tampa, Hillsborough County and several other government agencies opened up user data for developers to build applications that help solve problems. About 75 developers divided into half dozen teams. Applications developed include; parking and transit solutions, energy saving solutions and crime stats.

Alfred Goldberg, president of Absolute Mobile Solutions, who helped Tampa Mayor, Bob Buckhorn organize the event, as well as sponsor and judge teams talks to FTJ about the program.

Winners will be recognized at Tampa City Hall at a reception on Wednesday. To learn more about the program visit the website here.

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