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Civic hackers can win $12,500

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Teams of coders from across the state will compete in a hackathon next week. The 2017 Open Data Challenge is the final event in a series of sessions focused on creating, designing and developing technical applications with open data in Delaware.

The Food Bank of Delaware and Network Delaware will present challenge prompts that teams will work to solve with prototype solutions built over the course of two days of civic hacking.

Two teams will be selected as winners and awarded a $12,500 first-place grant or a $5,000 second-place grant to produce usable technology. The grants, offered by the Delaware Department of State, will be awarded in two stages to incentivize building, testing and launching the technical applications.

Coders, designers, and civic advocates can sign up at www.OpenDataChallenge.com. The opening session is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on June 2 at 1313 Innovation at 1313 N. Market Street in Wilmington. The competition is scheduled June 3 through June 4.

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