DUBLIN -- Have an idea to make Alameda County information more accessible to the public? Then come to Alameda County's third web and mobile apps challenge on Saturday, May 3, at Dublin High School, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin.
The challenge is designed to increase community engagement and understanding of local government by using shared county data to develop applications that benefit residents, visitors and businesses.
Participants will have access to a wide range of data, including public safety, public health, maps of county services and business listings.
The cost to participate in the daylong hackathon is $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. A $3,000 grand prize goes to the most inventive and user-friendly app; $1,500 second prize and $500 third prize also awarded. For more information visit http://code.acgov.org.