Winners Announced for EPA Apps for the Environment Challenge
In June we challenged you to use EPA data to create the best Apps for the Environment, and today we are proud to announce the winners!
Thanks to your 100 ideas, 38 apps, more than 2000 votes, and your dedication to using information and technology to support our mission, our judges had a difficult time choosing the winners. Everyone who participated deserves recognition and thanks, and we encourage you to try out all of the entries on the challenge.gov site, and give them a shout out on Twitter using the #GreenApps hashtag.
Also, don’t forget that next week is the Environmental Protection Agency’s Apps for the Environment Forum, “Building Innovation Through Partnerships,” where we will recognize the winners of the competition, engage with developers and open data leaders, and look forward to the future.
The event will be held at the Artisphere in Arlington, Virginia (1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA, 22209) on Tuesday, November 8th. The Forum will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 5:15 p.m., and include exhibitor booths, special guests like U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, EPA CIO Malcolm Jackson, and of course the stars of the event: the amazing developers who submitted 38 mobile apps! If you can’t be there in person, be sure to see it live via Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/usepa.
And now, the winners of the EPA Apps for the Environment challenge are:
Winner, Best Overall App
Light Bulb Finder
by Adam Borut and Andrea Nylund of Eco Hatchery
Runner Up, Best Overall App
by Matthew Kling of Brighter Planet
Winner, Best Student App
by Will Fry and Ali Hasan of Fry Development Company and Differential Apps
Runner Up, Best Student App
Environmental Justice Participatory Mapping
By Robert Sabie, Jr., Western Washington University http://appsfortheenvironment.challenge.gov/submissions/4611-environmental-justice-participatory-mapping
Popular Choice Award
By Rajasekaran Bala of Cognizant Technology Solutions
Again, congratulations to everyone who participated in the challenge and we look forward to partnering with you in the future!
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