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DGS director Daniel C. Kim (podium) announces Green Gov Challenge at State Capitol.

Registration is now open for an open data code-a-thon hosted by the California Department of General Services (DGS) and Government Operations Agency on Oct. 24 and 25.

The “Green Gov Challenge” will engage the civic coding community to better show the work the state is doing to combat climate change.

“As the state deals with the ongoing impacts of environmental change and the drought, we in state government are seeking out innovative ways to better promote sustainability,” said Daniel C. Kim, director of DGS. “This code-a-thon allows us to leverage the creativity of the civic coding community to better show the work the state is doing to combat climate change.”

The contest will award up to $25,000 to Californians who participate. Participants will focus on creating apps, visualizations, and other tools that can help improve government sustainability practices. The contest is open to California residents and individuals who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. State employees are not eligible to enter.

Read about registration info and more contest details on our Green Gov Challenge website.

Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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