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Search engine for city council agendas wins second Hack Omaha

October 16, 2012 by

Better Agendas, a search engine for Omaha City Council agendas, won the programming competition Hack Omaha Saturday on the campus of Metropolitan Community College. "Our team focused on making Omaha's city council agendas more usable," Better Agenda's Matt Steele said in an email interview Monday. "The agendas currently are stored in PDF format, which doesn't lend itself …  read more

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Food Fight gamifies restaurant ratings, wins Hack Omaha (Video)

April 16, 2012 by

Omaha Food Fight, an app that challenges users to guess the cleanliness of local food establishments, won first place over the weekend at the inaugural Hack Omaha, a programming competition, in the style of Startup Weekend, that required teams to base their projects on datasets of public government information. The event, produced and hosted by the Omaha World-Herald, brought out more than 50 developers, designers, journalists and civic instigators. The World-Herald supplied datasets to the competitors and required each project be, in the spirit of the event, open-sourced. …  read more

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