Louisville residents propose apps to improve city

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A new contest aims to get creative and innovative Louisville residents working on technical solutions to make the city better.

The Hack-a-thon offers awards of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 to the teams with the top concepts.

Louisville resident Aaron Drake was one of the participants in Saturday's contest. He told The Courier-Journal he likes to ride the bus but gets frustrated when it is delayed. The 29-year-old software developer is proposing an app that would track the buses' whereabouts.

The event was organized by Metro government and the San Francisco-based nonprofit Code for America.

The top three concepts will be chosen by a panel of volunteers. If the winners accept the prize money, they must agree to share the rights to their work with the Metro government.

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