Data Quest 1: Liberate Cape Town Open Data Portal

Hosted by Codebridge Newlands

Public group

This is a past event

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Does the idea of finding a story hidden beneath layers of data, excite you? What about showing off your dataviz skills? Do you perhaps tick overtime thinking of snazzy applications for open data?

Whatever your flavour, we would love you to join us on our Data Quest.

Code for South Africa has partnered with the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP), GovHackSA to bring you this Data Quest.

On Saturday 9 May, we will be spending the day getting our hands dirty with data under our fingernails using open data sets from the City of Cape Town's shiny new Open Data Portal.

There are 3 challenges for the day, each with their own prizes:

1. Best software prototype (emphasis on concept and prototype)
2. Best data visualisation or infographic
3. Best story written, using insights found in the data.

Our agenda for the day is as follows:

8:30 for 9:00: arrival
9:00 - 9:30: welcome and rules of the game
9:45 - 16:30: work slot
16:30 - 17:30: project presentation and prize-giving

There are great prizes up for grabs and snacks and refreshments will be available through the day.

Please RSVP for catering purposes.

Looking forward to seeing you there! :)