Posts Tagged: contest

Let’s Get ‘Appy

Everyone knows that app contests are exciting. Ideas, fueled by caffeine and youthful energy, combined with the prospect of an eventual payday paint a picture that most organizations can’t resist. And for the open government community, it’s even more enticing, since app contest are an opportunity to engage residents in ‘doing good’ by enticing developersRead… Read more »

Clay Johnson: Government Apps Contests Shouldn’t Just be About the Application Itself

App contests are a great way to get useful programs for your agency, but there’s something more important which can result from a well-run app competition. Christopher Dorobek of the DorobekINSIDER spoke with Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet and How to Run Apps Contests, about what should be the focus of an appsRead… Read more »

Code4Russia – a new Russian eGov intiative!

A number of serious competitions among IT- developers that are aimed to implement new eGov services or projects that could be further used by authorities or other specialized companies have been conducted recently in almost every Western country. Developers in turn could derive a variety of benefits starting from free educational or qualification programme toRead… Read more »

Can you identify the “Mystery Image” from this government website?

In honor of and in conjunction with Social Media Day, Rock Creek Strategic Marketing is hosting a friendly social competition on the Rock Creek blog. Throughout the day, we’ll be posting zoomed in “Mystery Images” from government websites and social media outlets, highlighting some of the interesting and innovative ways government agencies are using theRead… Read more »

GovBytes: Do You Have a $50,000 Idea For Improving Government?

Do you have a great idea on how to use technology to improve government? If so, the Merit Awards want to hear from you. According to a recent story in GovTech, MeriTalk will be awarding $50,000 for the “most innovative, problem-solving and cost-saving proposal centered on technology.” Ideas can be entered in one of eightRead… Read more »

Salt Lake Valley Health Department launches Public Health Video Contest

Flying DEN to SLC last month, I met University of Utah public health professor Christy Porucznik. It was a convenient introduction; she was heading back to Salt Lake City after attending the APHA Annual Meeting, and I was looking for help making videos for SLVHD-TV, Salt Lake Valley Health Department’s YouTube channel. Porucznik and herRead… Read more »

Get Your GL Swag On!

If you’ve been to any event with GovLoop, you know we love to pass out some swag. Whether it’s handing you a landyard at a GovUp or throwing a t-shirt into a crowd, we love seeing Govloopers sporting some green and yellow! Want swag of your very own? GovLoop is now giving you a fewRead… Read more »


All those who suffer from BAD LUCK syndrome, or are just interested in the phenomenon of whether BAD LUCK really does exist. Some people suffer from it more than others and they now have a place to go to share their thoughts, their experiences and/or their curiosity. A new website, is dedicated to exploringRead… Read more »