Summer Jobs+ Code Sprint
UPDATE: Deadline for the Summer Jobs+ Code Sprint has been extended until Monday, April 16 at 8:00 a.m. EDT.
The White House and the Department of Labor have just released an API opening access to thousands of summer internships, training and mentorships opportunities through their Summer Jobs+ Bank. We’re challenging the developer community to build apps that reach kids throughout the nation on their browsers, Facebook, Android, iOS, SMS or any other platform.
This is the first ever White House Code Sprint and we’re excited to see what innovative apps you build over the next seven days. There is no ideal app, but keep in mind that our goal is to share opportunities in our job bank with as many youth as possible.
Please submit your apps by Monday, April 16 at 8:00 a.m. EDT using the form below and we’ll highlight some of the most innovative and creative apps on WhiteHouse.gov the following week.
Ready to code? Click here to learn more about the API.
<geekspeak>The initial feedback we've heard from developers is that looking through the SDKs at http://developer.dol.gov/ was helpful in learning how to use the APIs and that many are looking to use the SDKs to jump start their projects. The Department of Labor is working on updating the SDKs with the latest information for the Summer Jobs+ API. Lastly, when working with the API please note that all string parameters must be surrounded in single quotes including the format parameter.</geekspeak>