Upcoming event: The #Manchester Hackathon – Saturday 17th November 2012

This looks very interesting indeed. It’s happening at the wonderful Madlab, too, which is always a plus… Please pass on to any geeks you know…

Coders, Hackers & Developers needed to shape the future of the city.

For the first time ever, the City of Manchester invites you to dig underneath its digital skin. FutureEverything, Open Data Manchester and Manchester City Council are looking for experts and innovators to hack, code, programme and experiment with the city’s sets of open data to build new applications and develop future services.

Utilising the open data sets from DataGM made available by Manchester City Council and public sector partners, participants are welcome to produce anything they wish – develop applications to help people find their way around, stay safe, discover new experiences and everything and anything in between. All data is released under the Open Government Licence.

Taking place at MadLab in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter on Saturday 17th November, the Manchester Hackathon is set to be an intense, productive and exciting collaboration between the brightest minds in software development and data processing. Entries from both teams and individuals are welcome, and there are cash prizes to be won for the best product at the end of the session, including;

• Grand Prize – £4,600*
• Best Under 21’s Creation – £600
• Best Visualisation – £600
• Best Locative Application – £600
• Developer’s Prize – £600
• Best Solution for an Identified Problem – £600
* £1000 prize & £3,600 development funding

The prizes will be selected by a panel of independent industry experts, including Dave Carter (MDDA) and Lou Cordwell (magneticNorth).

The Hackathon takes place on Saturday 17th November 9am – 7pm, with a warm-up and networking session beforehand at MDDA (Lower Ground Floor, 117-119 Portland St, Manchester, M1 6ED) on Friday 16th November 6.30 – 8.30pm.

The event is completely free to enter and open to all.

Click here now to sign up.

The Manchester Hackathon is partially funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme by the European Community.
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1 Response to Upcoming event: The #Manchester Hackathon – Saturday 17th November 2012

  1. Open Data and Manchester City Council are exact opposites, as anyone who has tried to obtain information from Manchester City Council can testify.

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