Tech experts needed to help finish Rockford-centric apps

By Melissa Westphal

Christopher Whitaker, a consultant with the Smart Chicago Collaborative, talks to participants during the Rockford OpenTech Challenge on Nov. 16 in Rockford.

Christopher Whitaker, a consultant with the Smart Chicago Collaborative, talks to participants during the Rockford OpenTech Challenge on Nov. 16 in Rockford.

Rockford Register Star
Posted Feb. 27, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

Account disabled by server administrator ROCKFORD – Technology experts are being asked back next month to EIGERlab to help finish work on smartphone applications aimed at helping residents become more engaged in their communities.

Development of the apps began at the first Rockford OpenTech Challenge hosted in November at the facility, 605 Fulton Ave. About a dozen people from the Rockford area, the Chicago suburbs and Wisconsin competed in the daylong event for prize money to help them develop the winning apps.