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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Evergreen Apps Challenge sponsors Geeks on a Ferry Apps developers invited to take a ride
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/9/2012  3:25:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sabra Schneider, (206) 684-8328


Evergreen Apps Challenge sponsors Geeks on a Ferry Apps developers invited to take a ride

Application developers, entrepreneurs, designers and students who are interested the Evergreen Apps Challenge and government data are invited to take a ferry ride from Seattle to Bremerton and work on their entries. Geeks on a Ferry will take place August 14 from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. aboard a Washington State Ferry and at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton.

Participants will board the 3 p.m. ferry in Seattle and have the use of free wi-fi onboard, provided by Boingo Wireless, Inc. Once in Bremerton they will spend four-five hours at the Kitsap Conference Center where dinner will be provided along with presentations about building applications with Socrata Open Data and ESRI Maps. Wi-fi will also be available on the return ferry ride.

The registration fee is $35 for professionals and $15 for students and includes the ferry ride and dinner. Please register at http://evergreenapps.eventbrite.com/.

The Evergreen Apps Challenge is sponsored by Seattle, King County and Washington State and offers more than $75,000 in prize money for development of apps that use government data and stimulate economic development throughout the state. State support comes from the Washington State Broadband Office, which is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is charged with coordination, programming, and outreach on broadband issues including opportunities for funding. The challenge is open to small businesses and individuals who live, work or study in Washington State. Learn more about the challenge at www.evergreenapps.org.

The Evergreen Apps Challenge closes September 6, 2012, and awards will be presented on October 1 in Seattle.

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