Kent Council Offers £1,000 Reward for IT Ideas

By Gary Cutlack on at

If you really don't have anything better to do on November 25th, Kent Council is holding a "Developing Solutions Camp" where local IT boffins can submit ideas, work up prototypes, have a free buffet lunch and maybe win some cash.

The competition is looking for entries in two competitions, one themed around open data using Ordnance Survey location data, with another looking to use the Open311 collaborative tools to create some sort of app that could, in a way, "improve communities" by communicating problems with the council in a much easier fashion.

Or, to put that in a way local councillors could understand, it wants: "To stimulate collaboration between public services, entrepreneurs and communities to develop innovative ways of using technology to improve your neighbourhoods."

It wants a couple of nice apps, basically, and there's a grand on offer for the winner of each category and a nice day out.

Some of the apps already submitted to the contest can be viewed at the project's Innovation Hub. [Developing Solutions via The Register]