Here’s a compendium of images and audio associated with our meetup yesterday in Rockford.
Includes audio from news story aired on WREX Rockford on January 17, 2013 and images taken by Daniel X. O’Neil on the same date at the ILOpenTech meetup held at NIU Rockford.
Rockford residents are challenged to develop app
Posted: Jan 17, 2013 11:16 PM CST
By April Kalepp
With countless amounts of data, the government is seeking a way for the public to access the information to solve common problems. The City of Rockford Information Technology Department invites the community to take the Illinois Open Technology Challenge. If you develop an app to solve a problem using Rockford data, you could win $15,000. Smart Chicago Collaborative Executive Director, Dan O’Neil, encourages anyone with an idea to check out illinoisopentech.org. “You can make technology that’s actually in the service of the people. That’s the idea. That we can change Rockford, change your city and change your world with technology.”