What is RivCodes?
Rivcodes means "Riverside County Developer Event" and refers to our application programming event (Hackathon) that we are having to create applications based on open data. App contests have become popular fueled by President Obama's Open Data policy and the need for better ways to communicate with citizens. Examples of applications that have been created at other agencies are: "Where to find services", submitting a crime tip to the Sheriff's department, reporting potholes, a checkbook showing how the County spends money, and many others.
One day… one goal…and many ideas! Learn about local government and the services that are provided and determine how you can make a difference. Join your peer designers, software developers, and innovators and participate in a day of fun, food, and technology. Using Riverside County datasets, build, design, create, and share new concepts and apps that will improve civic engagement. Submitted apps can run on the web, or on mobile devices. Take home one of many awesome prizes for creating the best app and/or innovative concept. Who knows – your ideas and initiative could spawn the next successful technology startup, or launch your career in public office! Tap the power of community creativity, technology and government transparency – and let the ideas flow!