The international open data hackathon is happening on the 4th of December and you’re invited to join us.
This upcoming Saturday, in many cities around the world, people will participate in the first ‘Global Open Data Hackathon’ ever. And together with the Open Knowledge Foundation, the Open Data Network and CouchDB, we will host a hackathon in Berlin. You can read more about the event on the website of the event, or continue reading here.
Update: the event was a success, one of the projects that we did, was installing Open Data ‘Dead Drops’ around the city. More info here.
December 4th (Saturday) from 09:30 – 18:00
Adalbertstrasse 5, 10999 Berlin
update: @CO_UP will also offer their space for the Open Data Hackathon! They are one building next to us, at the Adalbertstrasse 6.
The goal is to make web applications, mash-ups, visualizations, apps (local apps or Apps for Development submissions), or anything else using open-data. You can also scrape data from government websites to make it available for others or create your own data catalog of government data. And most of all: we will have a lot of fun. There are some example projects too.
The event is for designers, journalists, hackers and anyone who’s interested into ‘making’ and improving existing government services (or creating new ones). While some attendees might be on an entry level, others will be more experienced. We want you to learn new things.
1. Make sure you sign-up here;
2. Bring your laptops, super phones, Arduino sets and laser swords;
3. It’s good to get a better idea of the data that is available and start thinking of a project you might want to work on.