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Tampa ‘hackathon’ creates 3 apps in fight against homelessness

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A weekend “hackathon” that tasked coders with designing solutions to help the bay area homeless produced a trio of apps, the Tampa Innovation Alliance announced Monday. “We have made magnificent progress with the work that the volunteer coders did at this year’s hackathon,” said Tampa Innovation Alliance Executive Director Mark Sharpe. “This new tech is going to make it easier for Tampa’s homeless to access resources and streamline the work done by agencies trying to help.” The Gimme Shelter Hackathon…

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Jeff Atwater looks to computer hackers to provide more transparency in government

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Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater continued efforts to make government more transparent during a “hackathon” in Miami Saturday. Atwater challenged participants to find a way to improve the way governments provide public information and communicate with consumers. “Taxpayers should demand accountability from their government, and I’ve worked hard to present Florida’s financial information in a way that allows Floridians to become an auditing team of 19 million,” Atwater said. “But there are many meaningful ways to present our data…

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