Canada's federal government has an abundance of data, and is asking Canadian software programmers and innovators to figure out how to best use it... In the first country wide open-data hackathon, dubbed CODE - Canadian Open Data Experience - Ottawa is calling on the nation's computing and design talent to use the government's open data to create apps that will help Canadians... The 48-hour hackathon starts at 5 p.m. on Feb. 28 and ends at 5 p.m. on March 2. Participants can attend the CODE VIP Hub in Toronto on Feb. 28, or take part virtually - from homes, schools, universities and coffee shops across Canada. The government's Open Data portal was launched last year at data.gc.ca.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Government calls on coders to churn out apps using open data; Vancouver Sun, 1/22/14
Gillian Shaw, Vancouver Sun; Government calls on coders to churn out apps using open data: