Amazon Web Services Launches City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge

Cloud computing can help local governments to spur economic development, expand citizen services, and break through siloed bureaucracy by providing innovative & scalable services without wasting taxpayer funds on expensive and inflexible hardware infrastructure.
We’ve already seen a lot of amazing work, including GIS applications, emergency preparedness and response, open access to data, mobile applications, and more.
Our new City on a Cloud Innovation challenge is designed to recognize and reward the technologists responsible for putting the cloud to use for the benefit of local governments in eligible countries around the world.

via Amazon Web Services Blog: City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge.

Prizes totaling $250,000 in AWS credits will be awarded to winners in best practices in local government and application developer partners in innovation categories.

Sounds like a great opportunity for recognition of folks working to make local government better. Get all the details on the City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge page.