The Sunlight Foundation announced the winners of their "Apps for America 2: The Data.gov Challenge" at the O'Reilly/techweb Gov 2.0 Expo Showcase in DC yesterday. The web applications were to be built with data available from the U.S. Data.gov site. And the prizes go to...
First prize: DataMasher.org. Combine and compare government data at the state level.
Second prize: GovPulse. Making Federal Register access easier.
Third prize: ThisWeKnow.org. Find government info by zip code.
Prize for best data visualization: QuakeSpotter.org. Global view of earthquakes with links to quake-related tweets.
Get complete information from Sunlight's press release.
The one-day Gov 2.0 Expo is over, and the two-day Gov 2.0 Summit (with bold face names) is in progress. They are tweeting up a storm over at the Hyatt, using the hashtag #gov2s.
[Update: They are using the #g2s tag, too.]
I will blog more later on how the Gov 2.0 Expo went.