Hack The Budget: Oakland

Hack the Budget: Oakland!

Ask.com joined forces with Code for Oakland this past weekend to build the best ideas for apps to help support economic development in Oakland, improve civic engagement, and provide tools to attract and sustain local businesses. 12 teams hacked away and came up with a variety of ideas addressing the needs of Oakland’s diverse community. Would an app to test low income kids for kindergarten readiness make the cut? How about an app designed to help disabled members of the community look for jobs?? 

But alas, only one team could be crowned the winner and Hack the Budget: Oakland was the victor! 

Hack the Budget: Oakland aims to turn Oakland’s budgeting documents into something citizens can easily read, understand and most important, act on in the polls! The team earned a $1,000 cash prize along with an amazing support package to help the team complete the app, develop a business plan, marketing strategy and to help prepare the product for a full launch!

The team will be working to finalize the application over the next few weeks. Congratulations to all the participants and the Hack the Budget: Oakland team! 

- Ask.com