GSA Is Putting Up $20K For Its First Multicity Hackathon

NextGov: The General Services Administration is holding its first multicity hackathon June 19, putting up $20,000 in cash prizes for working ideas to improve four of the agency’s most-used applications.

“By bringing people from the outside with no affiliation, just pure skillsets, with a very brief background on what we’re trying to achieve, I hope to be able to get out of it ideas that we wouldn’t normally come up with—better than what we’d normally come up with—in a shorter period of time and for less money,” said GSA Chief Data Officer Kris Rowley, who is leading the hackathon in his role as acting chief technology officer.

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