Civic Apps Competition Handbook: A Guide to Planning, by Kate Eyler-Werve

By Kate Eyler-Werve

Arrange a Civic Apps festival (CAC) on your urban. This functional consultant presents most sensible practices for every part of the method, established mostly at the authors' firsthand event making plans and handling Apps for Metro Chicago (A4MC). you will research every thing from atmosphere targets and making a price range to working the contest and measuring the result. CACs offer software program programmers with systems for construction potent apps, utilizing open govt information with the intention to foster neighborhood involvement and make executive extra obvious. This instruction manual is helping you tackle critical questions on the method and exhibits you what is required for making your pageant winning.

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As an added bonus, once a data set is cleaned, it’s in better working condition long after the competition ends. Next Chapter: Design Now that you’ve dutifully covered all the nuts and bolts of creating a CAC it’s time for the fun part: design! info CHAPTER 6 Designing Your CAC Now that you’ve identified your goals, estimated a budget, reviewed your data resour ces and assessed your political support, it’s time for the fun part: designing your com petition! In this chapter we walk you through all the elements of a CAC that you can shape to create the outcomes you want: the participation incentives, prize categories, judging criteria, judging process, judge selection, eligible apps and events and communica tions.

Partners Most CACs require partnerships, and for the discussion below to make sense, we should describe a typical competition’s partners—there are five kinds. First, if the City or other government agency isn’t running the competition itself, there’s likely to be a manag ing partner—for us, that was MCIC. The city and other government suppliers of data are data partners. Then there are funding partners who put up prize money and fund administration of the competition. Sponsorship partners donate time, space or money for events, give in-kind contributions such as testing devices, or in-kind prizes such as cloud services for winners.

Measuring total CAC participation Identifying Your Competition’s Ideal Goals and Metrics of Success Now that you understand how different goals will play out in an apps competition, you can identify the ones that are important to your organization. Next, you will use this information to develop a plan, building in ample learning steps to analyze your suc cess metrics. Apps competitions can be designed to achieve different outcomes, so your selection of goals will structure your overall strategy.

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