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NYC kicks off annual BigApps competition

NYC kicks off annual BigApps competition

New York City recently opened this year’s NYC BigApps competition for  mobile and web apps, connected devices, platforms, games and other technology products that can make New York a better place by addressing affordable housing, zero waste, connected cities or civic engagement.

To support app developers, the competition provides access to more than 1,000 public data sets on the NYC OpenData Portal, as well as data and APIs from dozens of private and academic partners. In addition, each challenge category is being supported by a group of city agencies, civic organizations and companies that will help teams ideate, design and build their products by hosting mentor office hours, events and tours.

All project submissions are due by Oct. 14. A panel of evaluators will choose up to 20 finalists, and the winners will be announced in December.

Originally launched in 2009, NYC BigApps has helped create over 500 apps and other tech products and has engaged more than 500,000 New Yorkers.

Posted by Derek Major on Jul 30, 2015 at 1:24 PM


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