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Alameda County: Hack Our Data, Please!

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Sybil Gurney, the Deputy Director of the Information Technology Department of the Alameda County Government.

Alameda County has joined the ranks of governments embracing the open government/open data movement. Backed by the Board of Supervisors, the Alameda County Data Sharing Initiative is in full swing. More than 80 datasets have been posted to the County’s data sharing website,, and more are coming.

To promote our data sharing initiative, our commitment to open government, and our commitment to the community, we are having a hack-a-thon. The Alameda County Apps Challenge 2012 will take place on Saturday, December 8, at the Castro Valley Library. We got data and it is just begging to be used in a great app that benefits our community.

We want hackers, coders, programmers, citizens, activists, and anyone with good ideas to join us. Come to the hack-a-thon and make a difference! There are awesome prizes too!

There is one catch though; you have to register to attend. So, visit our website,, register, and join us on December 8.


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