SOURCE: e.Republic

July 28, 2011 13:45 ET

The White House and Center for Digital Government Honor Creators of Open-Data Web Tools

SACRAMENTO, CA --(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - The White House, in coordination with e.Republic's Center for Digital Government, honored sixteen individuals as "Champions of Change" for developing innovative Web applications using public data discovered on federal, state and local websites. The Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government, worked in conjunction with the White House in selecting the champions.

e.Republic's Government Technology magazine, which focuses on solving problems in state and local government through the smart use of technology, interviewed the champions and is showcasing their stories with exclusive photos in the August issue and with a slideshow and video interviews on

The winning open-data applications vary widely in scope, from navigating complicated zoning ordinances to informing parents of child-friendly destinations to helping asthma patients track the use of their medication.

List of Champions and applications:

- David Van Sickle - Asthmapolis
- Savita Farooqui - California Cage Fight
- Dan O'Neil -
- David Augustine, Bob Burbach and Andrew Carpenter - Federal Register
- Conor White-Sullivan -
- Jill Seman - MomMaps
- Randall Leeds - Redirectory Project/ Social Services 211
- Omar Haroun and Aaron Royston - Sportaneous
- Waldo Jaquith - Richmond Sunlight
- David Emory and Brian Ferris - Tri Met Planner
- Michael Riedyk - Youtown
- Leigh Budlong - ZonabilitySF

"Champions of Change" is a recurring White House program highlighting ordinary individuals doing extraordinary things in American life.

The Center for Digital Government ( and Government Technology are divisions of e.Republic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation. (

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