Open Data Hackathon
The 1st City of Surrey GIS Open Data Hackathon is coming Nov. 20th!
What is this event you ask, and why should I attend? Simple, it is about collaborating on concepts and creating innovative solutions. We encourage thought leaders, designers, programmers and anyone else that wants to help build web-based apps, mobile apps, and mashups using the City's freely available Open Data and published data sources.
Through this event we hope to:
- raise awareness about our open data initiative which provides free access to Surrey's GIS data
- actively engage citizens and exchange ideas
- share ideas and create tools to access our GIS data in a short period of time
You don't have to be a programmer to participate!
- One example might be an app that notifies citizens by email when a new development application is made in their neighbourhood.
- Visit OpenDataBC hackathon page for project ideas
- Other ideas from City of Edmonton and the City of Ottawa
When and Where?
Sunday November 20th, 2011. 9am - 5pm @ Surrey's new City Centre Library, meeting room #418