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OpenDataDay Hackathon

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Mobify (Suite 300)

948 Homer Street · Vancouver

How to find us

An OpenDataBC representative will be at the door to let you in!

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Celebrate International Open Data Day by participating in this OpenDataBC Hackathon on February 21, 2015!

Mashing up one or more BC Open Data sets, create a meaningful open data app or visualization that citizens can use, creating a working prototype to be demoed at the end of the day.


8am-8:30 Registration and morning fuel

8:30-9am Welcoming remarks, idea pitching, team selection


8pm - 8:30pm demo time & competition panel voting!

8:30pm-9pm OpenDataBC Hackathon awards, & sponsorship recognition.


• You don't need to use only BC Open Data sets, but it should play an important role.

• You do need to add the BC Open Data set(s) you use to OpenDataBC.

• You may want to flush out you idea before Feb 21.

• You may want to organize a team of awesome datageeks (developers, designers etc) beforehand.

• You can join a team with a cool idea on arrival, or recruit datageeks to create your own team.

• You need to create a working prototype of your open data app or visualization for the competition panel to review.

• You will have an awesome time celebrating International Open Data Day in Vancouver BC!

• You may receive an awesome prize for the best overall app, best mobile accessible app or best visualization.

Who should attend

• Developers - who are super talented and can make people's dreams come true

• Designers - who love making data beautiful and meaningful and help people see there dreams come true

• GIS Gurus - who just love data and maps and are awsome

• Non profits and other organizations - with with app ideas, problems to solve, and amazing stories to tell

• Librarians - who are awesome, have ideas, and love data

• Statisticians & data analysts - who just love working with data and see meaning where others see chaos

• Citizens - with app ideas, problems to solve, efficiencies to find

• Public servants - familiar with government data, or have great Gov2 ideas to bring to life


A big thank you to our sponsors who have helped make this open data hackathon happen! More to come...