[OSGeo Africa] Fwd: [ctpug] Invitation: Open Data Hackathon - 3-5 August
akera.andrew at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 09:56:30 PDT 2012
Thanks for corresponding i will keep in touch.
On 7/19/12, Gavin Fleming <gavin at afrispatial.co.za> wrote:
> let's see some great geo apps coming out of this great initiative below...
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> Subject: [ctpug] Invitation: Open Data Hackathon - 3-5 August
> Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 08:10:10 +0200
> From: Adi Eyal <adi at burgercom.co.za>
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> Hi All
> 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
> 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.
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