You can never tell where the next great thing will come from in NYC. And there’s a story behind this one. Which is the City Administration wants to make NYC THE technology leader in the US.
How hard can that be? Well California has got a bit of a head start. But what if the push to technology greatness involves using the City’s existing Big Data to help create that shift?
So the NYC Big App Competition was born 3 years ago and this year the 4th Big App Competition is being held. If you want to know all about it go to NYC Big Apps Competition
Big Data is just about the sexiest thing in technology right now but it is also the path to productive change. The Big App competition opens all the city’s Big Data to competitors and asks them to design an app which will help solve major challenges, design better systems for the City, create healthier living condtions and improve economic and learning opportunities.
See the video for who won the Investors choice award last year and you get the idea. What a great App!.
$150,000 in prizes and if your app is good enough there’s an awful lot of citya dministrations out there what will want one designed for their city too. COMMENT on what you would lika an app for in NYC. LIKE the idea of NYC being top in technology.