Virginia governor's 2019 datathon targets student learning outcomes

by • 3 years ago

The commonwealth's annual competition will seek this year to improve the equality of educational outcomes for all students.

North Dakota IT team wins 'hackfest' by developing helpful chatbots

by • 4 years ago

"There's nothing more friendly than a chat window," one member of the winning team told StateScoop.

Virginia DOT announces second transportation data hackathon in four-part series

by • 4 years ago

The department says putting on these events has been a learning experience that it is now distilling into a guide that can be used by organizations around the state to host their own idea-generating competitions.

Data dashboard tweaks earn North Dakota prize in Microsoft hackfest

by • 4 years ago

North Dakota’s Information Technology Department beat out six other teams from Texas, Minnesota and Indiana.

FirstNet hackathon focuses on crisis communication apps for first responders

by • 4 years ago

Nearly 500 participants are expected to compete in San Francisco, developing apps for law enforcement, firefighters, and EMS.

'Parks & Tech Challenge' takes on 1B national repairs backlog

by • 4 years ago

The San Francisco event brought together local technologists to create new digital tools to support an underfunded national parks system.

Illinois' chatbot hackathon produces 'incredibly creative' tools for state government

by • 5 years ago

The two-day event designed to enhance service delivery is part of the state technology office's growing effort to pull from the private sector for new ideas.

Statewide hackathon attracts hundreds of technologists from across Pennsylvania

by • 5 years ago

The commonwealth is mirroring similar statewide efforts designed to make the most of local tech talent while laying the foundation for what could become a lasting civic engagement institution.

9 apps named as finalists in NYC BigApps 2017

by • 5 years ago

One of the biggest annual hackathons in the nation pares down its list of potential winning teams.