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Baltimore Sun: Programmers answer O’Malley’s challenge to create bay-friendly apps

A few months ago, Gov. Martin O’Malley grew frustrated with state government’s lack of creativity on the environment. He challenged his staff to look for new ideas to help the Chesapeake Bay.

In response, 80 bright minds from around the state — from precocious high-schoolers to CEOs of technology companies — hunkered down over the weekend at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater for a Chesapeake-oriented marathon programming competition, coordinated by the University of Maryland’s Future of Information Alliance.

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