Two members of the kintone U.S. team took home the Grand Prize at the annual Alameda County AC Apps Challenge on February 27th. In a competition that challenged community members to "use technology to improve local government," Travis Hill and Richard Su created a solution to more easily prescreen residents for food stamp benefits.
"I studied Social Entrepreneurship at New York University, but jumped into the tech world after school," said Hill, kintone's Marketing Manager. "When I saw the AC Apps Challenge, I saw it as a great opportunity to bring the skills I've learned in Silicon Valley together with my first love of helping out our community."
How does it work?
The process starts with a simple pre-screening process, which just involves a fast and easy to complete web form. From there, inputted data goes into an automated workflow that lets CBO workers contact applicants and keep track of application statuses throughout the process. Additionally, the system delivers automated reminders and notifications so that no application falls through the cracks.