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Building Cross Gov Solutions at OGW 2011

Posted on May 12, 2011 by Adam Kalsey

“The west is the best…”
— Jim Morrison

Tropo is proud to be a sponsor of OpenGov West 2011, an event that brings together open gov supporters and practitioners from the U.S and Canada to explore innovative ways of addressing the challenges facing governments.

At this years’ event, we’re sponsoring a one day codeathon to build “cross government” applications. Cross government applications are solutions that use data from multiple government data sources, or that can be reused by multiple governments facing similar challenges.

Governments face many challenges in addressing their public service responsibilities, and are increasingly being asked to do more with less. Technology can help governments provide better service, and open government leaders see collaboration as an important ingredient to technical innovation.

That’s the idea behind the cross government codeathon that will take place at OGW 2011 – governments across the country and around the world face many of the same challenges, and by working together new solutions to old problems can be identified.

If you are a developer and want to participate in this event, there are free tickets available – get them while they are still available!

Prizes and winners of the event will be announced at the end of the day. We look forward to seeing you there.

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