Federal Computer Week reports, “Data.gov has launched a new community for software developers to share ideas, collaborate or compete on projects and request new datasets. Developer.data.gov joins a growing list of communities and portals tapping into Data.gov’s datasets, including those for health, energy, education, law, oceans and the Semantic Web. The developer site is set up to offer access to federal agency datasets, source code, applications and ongoing developer challenges, along with blogs and forums where developers can discuss projects and share ideas.”

The article continues, “Future communities will include Cities.data.gov and communities focusing on public safety and research, Data.gov Director Jeanne Holm told NextGov. The Developer.data.gov site was launched April 28 to coincide with the Sunlight Foundation’s TransparencyCamp last weekend in Washington, which was billed as an ‘unconference’ for developers, technologists, policy-makers, students, academics and journalists to share ideas on improving government.”

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