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OpenDataKit and Living Voters Guide are WTIA Industry Achievement Award Finalists

Two UW CSE research projects – OpenDataKit (ODK) and the Living Voters Guide – are two of three finalists in the “Government, Non-profit or Educational Sector” category of the 2011 Washington Technology Industry Association Industry Achievement Awards.  The awards recognize Washington State companies, organizations and individuals who best demonstrate technology and service innovation and excellence.

OpenDataKit (ODK), led by a team of UW CSE researchers that includes Gaetano Borriello, Yaw Anokwa, Waylon Brunette, and Carl Hartung, is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solutions.  The Living Voters Guide, designed by UW CSE’s Alan Borning and Travis Kriplean (as part of the research conducted by the Engage project), promotes civic engagement by bringing together Washington voters to discuss and explore their positions on the statewide ballot measures for 2010.

The winner will be announced at the WTIA IAA awards event on February 24.