1. iStrategyLabs CEO 2. Co-creator of Apps for Democracy 3. Co-creator of Apps for the Army 4.

Code for America Advisor 5. NBM #iCities Advisor 6. Advisor to DC Mayor Vince Gray’s TTeam 7. Host of CityCampDC 8. DC Tech Titan, Power 30 Under 30 9. Yah dah yah dah yah dah


Challenges: Crowd-sourcing Government Apps and Innovation

2 Years = 31 Countries/Cities/Orgs
Apps  for  America Apps  for  the  Army Apps  for  Healthy  Kids Apps  for  Inclusion Civic  Apps  for  Greater  Portland Apps  for  Finland Apps  for  Denmark Apps  for  Norway Apps  for  Belgium Apps  for  Berlin Apps  for  Amsterdam Apps  for  NSW  Australia MashUpAustralia App  My  State  Victoria  AU Apps  for  Climate  Action Apps  for  Edmonton Apps  for  Belgium  (INCA  09) Apps  for  Norway  (Nettskap  2.0) Apps  for  Ottawa Apps  for  Development Apps  for  Africa Apps  for  Good Apps  for  Californians

US  Federal

US  Local

NYC  Big  Apps SF  Data  Challenge Apps  for  Baltimore NYC  Transit  Apps

Apps  for  Democracy
Apps  for  Innovation



Apps  for  Ben's  Chili  Bowl Apps  for  Government Apps  for  Public  Media

Vivek Kundra, former CTO of DC (now Federal CIO) needed a way to make DC’s open Data Catalog useful

The Old Way

1.0 you know the way it’s done now

The New Way Open Data/Source + 2.0 Citizen Talent + Fame and Fortune = ?

Fame and Fortune

Year 1 Results
47 web, iPhone, & Facebook apps $2,300,000+ EST Value $50,000 in cost +4000% ROI

Download: Http://bit.ly/apps4all

* Marinas near you * Libraries near you * Gas stations near you * Banks near you * Hotels near you * Construction projects near you * Embassies near you * Places of worship near you * Vacant properties near you * Building permits pulled near you * Crime alerts near you * Post offices near you * Housing code violations near you * Police stations near you

Built by: Victor Shilo, Roman Zolin, and Andrey Andreev

Built by: Victor Shilo, Roman Zolin, and Andrey Andreev

Built by: Zvi Band and Zach Goodwin

Subsequent Innovation


Building New Businesses

1. Grand Prize 2. $300K Investment 3. Co-working space


Building New Businesses

Building New Businesses

Soldiers not contractors. 75 days not 2+ years.
119 Developers 53 Apps 17 Android Apps 10 ASP NET Apps 16 iPhone Apps 7 LAMP Apps 2 Black Berry Apps 1 AKO

14 Data Viz 6 Morale/Welfare/Rec 2 Career/Personnel Mngmt

8 Training 6 Location Aware 5 Other

9 Mission Specific 3 Warfighting

Beyond Apps

where DC is
Civic Innovation Market Place Global Innovation Market Place


Data Catalog

Apps Contests

Civic Hacker Networks Global Hacker Networks

Civic Innovator Networks Global Innovator Networks


Data Catalog

Apps Contests

where the world bank is




The Future of Open Cities
Open City

Apps 4 Civic Coder

Apps 4

Open Application Ecology

Civic Coder

Open City

.Org No Politics Apps 4 Just Brains And Code Open City Civic Coder

Citizen Sourcing

Civic App Store

Open App Ecology

Citizen Driven Innovation

Teach for America for Civic Hackers

Building DC’s Civic Innovator Network

Building DC’s Civic Innovator Network

send them back out into the community

“The more we use these tiny computers for tasks we've always done without gadgets, the further removed we'll become from real innovation. For all the pleasure and time-saving mechanisms...they aren't solving any real problems.” -Michael Rosenwald, BusinessWeek, 10/7/10 Apps for the Army is satisfying because it does. Apps for Development is a sea change...

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