Published November 15, 2012


Alameda County has launched a new Alameda County Data Sharing Initiative, which provides the public with easy online access to records and information about County business and operations. A Hackathon is being held on December 8th where community members can use their technology skills to improve their local government.

Got Code?
The Alameda County Apps Challenge 2012 (aka Hackathon) encourages residents to harness the power of technology and open government to create web and mobile applications that benefit the community. The event is a way to showcase your own ideas or collaborate with others in your community to see how quickly you can design and create a software app or concept that addresses a community need in Alameda County.

Event Highlights
To celebrate the launch, Alameda County is holding the Alameda County Apps Challenge 2012 on Saturday, December 8th at the Castro Valley Library located at 3600 Norbridge Avenue in Castro Valley. The event begins with breakfast and sign in at 8:30 am and includes a keynote address, hacking time and team presentations. The Hackathon concludes at 6:00 pm once the winners are announced and prizes are awarded.  Complete information and registration for the event are available online at: http://code.acgov.org/about.htm.

Event Supporters
The Alameda County Apps Challenge 2012 would like to encourage county businesses to support the event. Doing so allows you to contribute to the success of the event and help foster creativity and ingenuity. You can support the Alameda County Apps Challenge 2012 with a financial contribution of any amount or you can sponsor an individual item such as Outreach Cost for $300 ranging to the Cash Prize for Grand Prize Winner for $3,000. You can visit the website at http://code.acgov.org/sponsorship.htm to learn more about sponsor benefits or speak with Eileen Ng using the contact information below.  

Additional Information
Additional information relating to the event, becoming an event supporter and event participation is available. For details, please refer to the Office of Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley  representative below.

Contact Information
Eileen Ng
Office of Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
Eden Area District Office
20993 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, California 94546
(510) 381-9017  phone     (510) 465-7628  fax     eileen.ng@acgov.org  e-mail     www.acgov.org  WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW