Indiana and Texas Announce Civic Hackathon Challenge

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  • Govtech
  • 3 years ago

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On Jan. 22, Indiana and Texas jointly announced a new contest that will encourage residents of both states to create applications that support and inspire entrepreneurship and digital government innovation.

The #hackINvTX Challenge, which will run from Jan. 31 through Feb. 23, was designed to encourage government transparency and open data, and promote interstate collaboration and competition.

“We had discussed the idea of a hackathon with Texas a while back as a way to up the ante a bit and have a challenge that involved more than one state,” said Indiana CIO Paul Baltzell. “We felt like it would draw some attention and bring out some competitive spirit in solving civic problems for both states.”

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