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NYC BigApps Competition Offers Big Prize Money

In an effort to promote government transparency and support innovative new technologies, New York City has just announced the launch of NYC BigApps 2013.

This citywide software challenge, now in its fourth year, invites developers and entrepreneurs to utilize official City datasets (“BigData”) to solve urban challenges (“BigIssues”) in four specific areas: jobs and workforce mobility; healthy living; lifelong learning; and cleanweb: energy, environment and resilience. Even the prize money is big: cash awards total $150,000 and the BigApps 2013 grand prize winner is eligible to walk away with up to $60,000.

Interested? Attend the two-day BigApps Expo and Hackathon hosted by eBay from April 6-7 to hear from speakers and experts from a variety of civic and technology communities. Full details at