September 7, 2012
Join us in celebrating Challenge.gov’s second birthday. If you haven’t already, sign up for an account and participate in a challenge or two. After more than 200 competitions and 5,000 submitted solutions, we can tell you firsthand: it feels great to innovate.
September 7, 2011
To quote United States Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra at this year’s Big Omaha conference, “There’s never been a better time to be an innovator.”
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How It All Began [The ChallengePost Blog]
Challenge.gov 1st Anniversary Video [YouTube]
July 15, 2011
At the launch of Challenge.gov at the Government 2.0 Summit last fall, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra talked about the benefits of challenges fueling innovation. Now 10 months later, he’s marking the 100th challenge on Challenge.gov by sponsoring the Apps Against Abuse Challenge together with Vice President Joe Biden, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Since its debut in September 2010, Challenge.gov has spurred nationwide innovation by bringing citizens and the Federal government together to solve more than 100 challenges from 34 departments and agencies. All together, the competitions generated over 2,000 solutions, and solvers have been awarded more than $10 million dollars in cash and prizes.
There are challenges that ask individuals, teams, and organizations to create videos, write software, invent products, submit recipes, design graphics, and more. Whatever the challenge is, a common theme emerges – one of creativity, innovation, and a sense of community.
Challenge.gov is free, meaningful and there’s nothing to lose. In fact, you may even win something!
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"Apps Against Abuse" Challenge to Help Address Sexual Assault and Dating Violence [The White House Blog]