Today the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer and iStrategyLabs announced the winners of the Apps for Democracy Contest. Within the final week, the program received a large influx of new submissions resulting in 47 total submissions with the winners announced this morning by Adrian Fenty at One Judiciary Square.
This was the first large new media contest by the Office of the CTO and I’d expect more of these to come in the future. If you are looking to still have an influence in the contest, there is the People’s Choice Award which will come from users voting on the Apps for Democracy site. You can head over and vote if you are interested in participating.
Tomorrow night the People’s Choice Award will be decided at 7 pm. Tonight there will also be an awards ceremony and celebration downtown. This is a really exciting event for D.C., emphasizing the government’s commitment to supporting local technology innovation. I had the opportunity to speak with Vivek Kundra, CTO of D.C., last month and he emphasized his ongoing commitment.
In the coming months there will be some very large announcements related to building the D.C. metro area’s emerging digital economy. I’m personally excited to be part of this growing community. For those of you wondering about the contest winners, the top two are below, and the rest have been posted on the Apps for Democracy website.
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