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Organize a Civic Apps Competition (CAC) in your city. Thispractical guide provides best practices for each phase of theprocess, based largely on the authors firsthand experience planningand managing Apps for Metro Chicago (A4MC). Youll learn everythingfrom setting goals and creating a budget to running the competitionand measuring the outcome.
CACs provide software programmers with platforms for buildingeffective apps, using open government data as a way to fostercommunity involvement and make government more transparent. Thishandbook helps you address serious questions about the process andshows you whats required for making your competitionsuccessful.
Gain insights from the authors survey of 15 CACs in the US andCanada
Get guidelines for establishing specific goals, and evaluateresults with reliable metrics
Understand major costs involved and build a budget aroundpartners and sponsors
Determine participation incentives, prize categories, andjudging
Avoid unstructured data sets by being selective when choosingpublic datasets
Learn how the authors handled roadblocks during the A4MCcompetition
Discover ways to sustain lasting community interest once the CACis over