The Canadian Open Data Experience – CODE – is a 48 hour nationwide hackathon where innovators compete to build the best open data apps! — Taking a completely new approach to the creation of teams for this first national open data hackathon, CODE participants can create a team online and in a second step select team members based on the areas they are looking to get support in. The specially developed matchmaking tool in the sign-in section of the CODE website allows anyone to find the team members needed to take an idea from concept to completion. This means everyone has the chance to bring together an ultimate team of programmers, artists and designers and truly opens up the competition to everyone – regardless of digital prowess.
The Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) is the first nationwide Open data Hackathon in Canada. An intense 48-hour coding sprint where innovators from coast to coast compete to build the best app utilizing federal government data from the Canadian Open Data Portal (http://www.data.gc.ca).
Sign up to participate in CODE today and begin to recruit a winning team, by clicking here. The 48 hour hackathon begins February 28th, 2014 at 5PM (local time) and ends on March 2nd, 2014 at 5PM (local time).
On twitter see @CODE_Hackathon & @gcappathon
Here’s how it works:
Date of Event:
The 48 hour hackathon begins February 28th, 2014 at 5PM (local time) and ends on March 2nd, 2014 at 5PM (local time).
Register to participate in CODE by clicking the sign up button on the main page. Once you have signed up you will automatically be logged in. From here you can set up your profile, choose to join your friends’ team or create your own. If you decide to create your own team and are still looking for members to complement your skills, define what kind you’re looking for (artists, developers, project managers) and get connected with students in your area that match your search.
Participants can apply to attend a centralized VIP HUB in Toronto or they can participate remotely from their homes, schools or their local coffee shop, connected via team video-hangouts hosted on the CODE website.
The theme of the contest will be announced on February 28th at 5:00 PM (EST). Check canadianopendataexperience.com or simply follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook to find out the theme!
You must start the project without any prior coding. You must submit your app by 5:00 PM local time on March 2nd 2014. Frameworks and other engines can be used.
Submit your App:
Within the 48 hours, log into your account on canadianopendataexperience.com press the submit button and follow the instructions. This will allow you to submit your files for review. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR APP SUBMITTED BY MARCH 2nd 2014 AT 5 PM LOCAL TIME.