Use your developer skills and create an app for social good!

Big data is everywhere and in everything. It’s infused in phones, cars, roads, power lines, waterways, food crates, and innumerable other items you’d never think of as computers. Technology is more powerful and accessible than ever before, but there are still many civic challenges in need of solutions.

IBM is passionate and committed to creating a smarter planet and smarter cities. We’re asking developers world wide to join us as we build a smarter planet. The Big Data for Social Good Challenge gives us all an opportunity to “win” as we utilize all the data available to us and IBM’s Hadoop offering to create change.

IBM invites developers and data enthusiasts to take a deep dive into real world civic issues using big data and IBM Bluemix’s Analytics for Hadoop service. Analyze one of our curated datasets or bring your own (provided it meets these requirements)! Use Hadoop and your data to create a clickable and interactive data visualization to highlight insights that you’ve found.

Visit the #Hadoop4Good challenge site to get started: http://bit.ly/hadoop4good
Check out #hadoop4good on Youtube:  http://youtu.be/IfcL5WV1eEo

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