Coding for Democracy
FREE "Open Data Hackathon". The Open Data and Democracy Initiative (ODADI) is inviting Cape Town's top programmers, designers, journalists, and social activists to their inaugural event, the "Coding for Democracy" Hackathon on 3-5 August, Cape Town CBD. Great prizes will be awarded to winning solutions.
Aug 03, 2012 08:30 AM
Aug 05, 2012 12:00 AM
|Where||Ndifuna Ukwazi Offices (Room 203), 47 on Strand, Cape Town|
|Contact Name||Adi Eyal|
|Contact Phone||021 423 3089|
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If you're free on the weekend of the 3rd of August and you're interested in unlocking the vaults of government data sources and working with other smart developers, graphic designers, journalists and activists to produce cool applications and infographics that showcase what can be done with open data - please see this invitation below: The Open Data and Democracy Initiative (ODADI) is inviting Cape Town's top programmers, designers, journalists, and social activists to their inaugural event, the "Coding for Democracy" Hackathon on 3-5 August, Cape Town CBD. Great prizes will be awarded to winning solutions. ODADI is an open, non-partisan community of citizens, technologists, journalists, and activists dedicated to developing and applying practical open technology and promoting open data. ODADI is committed to working with Government and the private sector to promote transparency and accountability in South Africa. We believe that greater public access to government and non-government data can help make that happen. The purpose of the event is to generate widespread interest and awareness among programmers, the media, activists, and other constituencies in South Africa and begin developing of a wide range of open data solutions to help make government services more open and efficient. Any solution developed will be non-proprietary and made available on the event’s website and/or other channels, and free for anyone to use, adapt or apply. Submissions may be any kind of software application, be it for the web, a personal computer, a mobile handheld device, console, SMS, or any software platform broadly available to the public. Participation is free. Please visit the website www.codingfordemocracy.org for more information and to RSVP to the event.