About the Author
Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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GigaTECHs App Competition application deadline looms
Monday is the last day for potential applicants to submit their projects for Austin and U.S. Ignite’s GigaTECHs App Competition for developers working on gigabit applications with a civic or governmental focus. The $38,000 awards need to address one of five target areas – transportation, education, clean energy, health and safety – via an app utilizing gigabit-speed Internet. The competition was announced during this year’s South by Southwest conference as part of a “smart cities” initiative to utilize high-speed data networks to improve government performance and quality of life. To be eligible for the award, the majority of an entering team’s members must live in the Austin metropolitan area, including Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. Find more information on the city’s website.
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