2014 Open Data Teen Hackathon

March 18, 2014

3 young people looking at a computer screen.

Calling all tech-savvy or tech-interested teens!

Come down to the City Centre Library to participate in building a better app for your City.

Not a programmer? Not a problem! You don't need any experience to take part in this fun, collaborative afternoon.

Registration Required - Register in branch at the library or call 604-598-7427.


  • A team from Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, who will help you use their tools.
  • A team from Microsoft to show off the Surface tablet.
  • Aanikh Kler, a teen app developer will talk about his app, which was featured on Dragon's Den.

Bring your laptop, smartphone or tablet.

The goals of this event are to:

  • Raise awareness of our open data initiative, which provides free access to Surrey's GIS data
  • Actively engage citizens and exchange ideas
  • Create tools to access our GIS data in a short period of time

What’s a Hackathon?

A community event that brings together people, ideas, and computers to solve a problem and build something together. In our 2014 Open Data Teen Hackathon, we’ll be looking at ways to design an app to improve our city! We’ll be using the City of Surrey’s Open Data Catalogue.


Location: City Centre Library - Teen Lounge

Time: Noon - 4:00 PM

Contact: City Centre Library 604-598-7427

Category: Community

Town Centre: North Surrey