Tag: Hackathon

TransparencyCamp Europe comes to Amsterdam

Developers, government officials, journalists and activists from all over Europe will shine their light on EU decision making and open government as TransparencyCamp Europe comes to Amsterdam. Today, Open State Foundation together with the Dutch Presidency of the Council of

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Hackathons Have a Gender Problem

Making hackathons more appealing to female audiences could help get more women into cybersecurity. Image by WOCinTech Chat/Flickr Just less than one-third of American doctors are women, as are just more than one-third of American lawyers. Yet women make up just

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Over the Air 2015 – TfL talk Open Data

The 7th Over the Air took place on the 25th & 26th of September, 2015 at St. John’s in Hoxton, London and Transport for London were delighted to provide two speakers at the event on Friday 25th. Over the Air

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Can the promise of open data be fully realized?

Are we on the cusp of seeing dramatic changes in the way governments operate by publishing and consuming open data? Mark Headd, Developer Evangelism at Accela seems to think so. He’ll be leading a panel discussion at the All Things

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GovHack 2015 entrants find novel uses for NationalMap

Participants in the GovHack 2015 competition developed some innovative uses for the government’s NationalMap geospatial data visualisation tool. The GovHack 2015 hackathon took place from Thursday to Saturday last week. Teams participating in the event developed novel uses for the

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The Winners of the Open Data Fest Created an Interactive Map of Kindergartens in Vilnius.

The last weekend of the Summer was devoted to Open Data enthusiasts in Vilnius. 7 teams consisting of developers, designers, data analysts, business developers and marketing specialists gathered in the arts incubator Rupert to create products that should make the

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Code4Good: Using ICTs for social good in Sri Lanka

Code4Good, Sri Lanka’s first social good hackathon kicked off today, an initiative of Internews Network implemented in partnership with International Alert, and with the support of SLASSCOM, Facebook internet.org, Google Business Groups and the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. The

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Share It (Data) And They Will Come: Crowdsourced Citywide IoT Network

Cities are rapidly becoming the very visible and innovative laboratories for IoT innovation, which is logical, because they’ve been in the forefront of open data. I saw this first-hand consulting for Vivek Kundra, CTO for the District of Columbia, when

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Port of Rotterdam preparing for annual World Port Hackaton

On September 4-5, the Port of Rotterdam is to hold the third edition of what has now become its annual World Port Hackaton. Hackers, programmers, stakeholders and enthusiasts are invited to attend the two-day event and join the teams. Together

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Share It (Data) and They Will Come: Crowdsourced Citywide IoT Network

I haven’t been as excited about anything for a long time as I am about a global revolution that began last week in Amsterdam! Cities are rapidly becoming the very visible and innovative laboratories for IoT innovation, which is logical,

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