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Prague Hacks – the City’s Biggest Ever Open Data Hackathon

- April 24, 2015 in blog, city data, civic hackers, Featured, hackathon, open city, Open Data, Prague, Události

Between June 12th and June 14th, 2015, in a marathon creative hacking session, local hackers, programmers, entrepreneurs, and creative people of all stripes will be invited to come together on a single mission: to improve life in the City of Prague, using the city’s own open data. The event, dubbed “Prague Hacks: Improving City Life,” is a non-profit event; the largest of its kind, and will be held at the popular open working space Node5 as well as being live streamed online. The City of Prague, through its  Institute of Planning and Developent, will provide reams of data, including geodata, data on transport, crime and safety, elections and government, as well as land use and more. The event is for anyone with an interest in the city- not just programmers. More information and registration: www.praguehacks.cz “Prague’s data have a great potential and the hackathon is a chance to unlock it,” says Jiří Knitl of Otakar Motejl Fund. “When we organized a similar event last year we were amazed by the results – in less than 48 hours, 6 new apps and visualisations were created. “We believe that Prague Hacks will bring even more ideas and insights which would help to improve quality of life in our capital,” he added. Sponsors Vodafone Foundation, Microsoft and IBM will provide hundreds of thousands of Czech Crowns worth of sponsorship in the form of software licenses and hosting for new projects that result from the Hackathon, and eligible participants will be invited to present their results to the reSITE conference, taking place June 18th and 19th in Prague. Eligible non-commercial projects will be invited to join the Vodafone Foundation Accelerator, and eligible commercial projects will be fast-tracked for the StartupYard Acceleration program with up to EUR 280,000 of seed investment available.  

Prague Hacks – the City’s Biggest Ever Open Data Hackathon

- April 24, 2015 in blog, city data, civic hackers, Featured, hackathon, open city, Open Data, Prague, Události

Between June 12th and June 14th, 2015, in a marathon creative hacking session, local hackers, programmers, entrepreneurs, and creative people of all stripes will be invited to come together on a single mission: to improve life in the City of Prague, using the city’s own open data. The event, dubbed “Prague Hacks: Improving City Life,” is a non-profit event; the largest of its kind, and will be held at the popular open working space Node5 as well as being live streamed online. The City of Prague, through its  Institute of Planning and Developent, will provide reams of data, including geodata, data on transport, crime and safety, elections and government, as well as land use and more. The event is for anyone with an interest in the city- not just programmers. More information and registration: www.praguehacks.cz “Prague’s data have a great potential and the hackathon is a chance to unlock it,” says Jiří Knitl of Otakar Motejl Fund. “When we organized a similar event last year we were amazed by the results – in less than 48 hours, 6 new apps and visualisations were created. “We believe that Prague Hacks will bring even more ideas and insights which would help to improve quality of life in our capital,” he added. Sponsors Vodafone Foundation, Microsoft and IBM will provide hundreds of thousands of Czech Crowns worth of sponsorship in the form of software licenses and hosting for new projects that result from the Hackathon, and eligible participants will be invited to present their results to the reSITE conference, taking place June 18th and 19th in Prague. Eligible non-commercial projects will be invited to join the Vodafone Foundation Accelerator, and eligible commercial projects will be fast-tracked for the StartupYard Acceleration program with up to EUR 280,000 of seed investment available.