If you’re interested in government information, and you have a knack for programming or visualizing information and like money (and who doesn’t like money) should check out Sunlight Labs new contest: Apps for America 2. Sunlight is giving away $25,000 in prize money (in conjunction with a few partners like Google) to the best applications that rely on the newly-launched Data.gov. I’ll let Clay explain:
These are exciting times for us– the walls between Government and Developers are starting to shrink, and we here in Sunlight Labs are terribly excited to get to work on doing great things with the data that’s coming out. Government has made a move in the right direction– now it is time for us to show them what we can do.
We’re happy launch Apps for America 2, this time with support from our friends. Google’s put in some prize money as has Craig Newmark, the founder of Craig’s list. O’Reilly and Techweb have provided another wonderful incentive: tickets and table space to Gov2.0 summit for the winners.
So, if you want a shot at $10,000 for first prize (or $2,500 for best visualization), you better get coding!