What’s a hackathon? An event where people come together to work with data, mashing different datasets together to gain a better understanding of issues or to help create solutions – and you get to bring ideas for what to do. Here at DataBC, our hope is the hackathon will be an engaging event where we can dig into the Province’s www.data.gov.bc.ca site and find ways to make BC a better place through data.
Who should come? On August 27, we’d like to see a roomful of people who are interested in trying their hands at putting public data to use in creative ways. We’re inviting people who first and foremost like problem solving. If you have skills as a web developer, programmer, designer or writer, that certainly helps get the tangible parts done. But the work where everyone can participate is in ideas. If you live in the lower mainland and have an idea about how to make your community better you’re invited.
Location: 209 – 163 West Hasting Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Time: Saturday August 27th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We’re looking forward to hosting some special guests at the event. Participation is free and open to anyone. If you’re interested in attending, please RVSP through our contact form (use the ‘other’ subject line). We hope you can join us!