Rockford is one of a few select local municipalities who have been asked to participate in the Illinois Open Technology Challenge.
The Illinois Open Technology Challenge is a multi-month initiative aimed to make Illinois’
open data platform, Data.Illinois.Gov, available statewide, and host government trainings,
community meetings and hackathons that will bring together developers in technology with
civic-minded individuals and organizations. Our goal is to help develop a real community
where we will see sustainable civic results and developers will prosper.
At least $75K in total prize money will be awarded to any individual, or team of individuals
for developing innovative software applications that utilize open government data to best
address the challenges in one of our communities: Belleville, Champaign, Rockford and
An Information meeting will be held Thursday, January 17, 6-8:30PM at
Northern Illinois University – Rockford
8500 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
More detailed info here: http://illinoisopentech.org/challenge/.
and here: IOTC_Flyers – Rockford