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With app for safe parks, SuperRanger takes top prize at OpenIowa

April 30, 2012 by

An application that uses public data in an effort to make parks safer emerged Sunday as the winner of the inaugural OpenIowa at StartupCity Des Moines. SuperRanger, an app created by the team of Drew Maifeld, Yas Kuraishi, Melissa Burkheimer and Bethany Wilcoxon, took took home first place and a $500 prize at the conclusion of OpenIowa, a three-day event put on by StartupIowa. …  read more

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Photos and team details from Day 2 of the inaugural OpenIowa

April 29, 2012 by

The inaugural OpenIowa is in its homestretch at Startup City Des Moines. The three-day event, sponsored by StartupIowa, is empowering entrepreneurs, developers and designers to utilize a continually-growing set of government databases to create new ways for citizens to access that information. Close to 30 participants signed up for the event, which began on Friday evening and concludes this evening. Participants were tasked …  read more

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Ten reasons to attend OpenIowa, a public data competition

April 26, 2012 by

Ready for a challenge? StartupIowa is daring developers, designers and data junkies to turn public data sets into something useful at its first OpenIowa event. The code-a-thon is similar to other open-data events sprouting up around the country, like the recent Hack Omaha. Similar to Startup Weekend, OpenIowa challenges attendees to launch a product in one weekend using the vast …  read more

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