North Dakota IT team wins 'hackfest' by developing helpful chatbots
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
One of the biggest annual hackathons in the nation pares down its list of potential winning teams.
Civic hackers reflect as NYC BigApps 2017 winners announcement nears
Challenge participants told StateScoop they were drawn to the competition by the opportunity to meet new people and build tools for making their city a more resilient and inclusive place.