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Apps for the Environment to host special developer webinar with Open Data leaders

2011 August 8

Since launching Apps for the Environment developers have had a lot to say, and we’ve worked hard to shape our efforts around that feedback. Now the Environmental Protection Agency is holding a special webinar with leaders in the Open Data movement about what the government can do to make data  more usable for developers.

We want your real questions so we can help the developer community come up with some real answers.

Federal agencies have a lot of data, but their value is determined by how they’re used. It’s time to hear what developers have to say about it, how we can improve our support of the community and in turn, how we can work together to move forward. The webinar will cover topics like how to find and use government data, how to make apps that are useful, and how to make apps that are sustainable after developer challenges.

Presenters we are pleased to feature for this special webinar include:

- Alex Howard, Gov20 correspondent at O’Reilly Media, moderator
- Jeremy Carbaugh, web developer and Open Data specialist at Sunlight Labs
- Michaela Hackner, developer at Forum One and winner of the Apps for America 2 challenge

We want to answer the questions on government data and development you’ve got on your mind. Please join us for this exciting online event, and come ready to engage. In the meantime, read what Sunlight Labs wrote about Apps for the Environment.

What do you think? Please post your questions and ideas in the comment section, or on Twitter using the #GreenApps hashtag. And be sure to register for Thursday’s webinar here!

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed here are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

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