[ok-scotland] Apps Contests

Ewan Klein ewan.klein at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 07:27:44 UTC 2013

Hi Jo,

On 9 Jul 2013, at 06:40, Jo Walsh <metazool at gmail.com> wrote:

> Timely post from the former CTO at Seattle local gov about how disappointed they have been, longer term, with the results of apps contests. http://schrier.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/apps-contests-are-stupid/

Interesting article, but see also the many interesting comments, which suggest a more nuanced view on hackathons etc than one might get from the headline. 

> I don't suppose Edinburgh Council has a CTO or CIO, it looks so balkanised.

I don't know what their org chart looks like, but I think they are definitely moving in the right direction and are very happy to receive input from the developer community. I can help broker this if anyone is interested.



Ewan Klein
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