June 2012 OpenDataBC Open Data Hackathon
The OpenDataBC Open Data Hackathon is an event for people of BC to get involved in open data and to inspire action to improve British Columbia open data and / or create new open data applications for the web and mobile devices.
The Queens Printer Association of Canada and OpenDataBC want to provide a space for open data enthusiasts to meet, get questions answered, find collaborators for projects and build some great apps!
The Queens Printer Association of Canada is Sponsoring!!
QPAC is the association of all of the Queen's Printers across the country, so it's very cool to have them all interested in open data. As some of you will know, some of BC Queen's Printer staff have been to our hackathons. They have been working hard to make their data usable for us so we are excited to see what they have done.
The hackathon will follow our usual format (9am to 5ish), including food and snacks provided by QPAC. Plus - they will be giving out tickets for appies and drinks afterwards!
QPAC is also having a conference in Victoria, the week following the hackathon. The conference attendees will be interested in whatever gets developed and there may be an opportunity to present your app to that conference.
It's going to be a great opportunity for learning for all involved.
Everyone welcome. Please join us if you would like to hang out with us for a day, work on something interesting and generally have fun.
Please mark your calendars!
More info and registration here: QPAC - Open Legislation Hackathon
Join us to:
- Make things
- Meet people
- Share ideas
- Have fun
Open Data initiatives and hackathons are for developers AND other enthusiasts. We need the participation and contribution of people from all disciplines, including artists, writers, elected officials, advocates, architects, designers, social media mavens, thought leaders, librarians, mathematicians and citizens.
Bring your laptop. Wireless internet and power provided!
Snacks and Lunch are very generously being provided by QPAC.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for info
Saturday June 2, 2012 9:30am to 5pm
BC Queen's Printer
563 Superior St, Victoria, BC
Phone: (250) 704-6154 if you arrive and there is no one at the door to let you in.