GMDSP Coding Challenge

16:00 29th – 20:00 30th March 2014

TechHub Manchester

Are you a developer, coder or data activist? Do you relish the challenge of getting to grips with some of Greater Manchester’s public datasets and creating applications, services and insight for the benefit of all?

Following on from the success of Routes to the Future Innovation Challenge where 80 creative coders came together for 48 hours to build applications from Transport from Greater Manchester’s data; FutureEverything as part of the groundbreaking Greater Manchester Data Synchronisation Programme (GMDSP) brings you another weekend of code.

GMDSP supports public bodies to release data as open data by placing coders (Code Fellows) within their organisations to help identify, transform and release it as linked open data. The programme aims to link together the disparate data that exists across Greater Manchester’s public bodies.

A prize fund of £3,500 to be split between the best ideas and creations developed around identified challenges that public bodies face.

The 24 hour event kicks off at 4pm Saturday 29th March at TechHub Manchester. Participants can be individuals or teams and everyone will be provided with a desk, refreshments, food and wifi.

Prospective Coding Challenge participants are also invited to join us at the GMDSP Data Dive on the 24th March at TechHub Manchester where they can meet participating local authorities and Code Fellows, and get advance notification of prize categories  for the Coding Challenge

Register yourself for the GMDSP 24 hour Coding Challenge for free, here

GMDSP is led by FutureEverything in partnership with Connected Digital Economy and Future Cities catapults with Manchester, Salford and Trafford Councils.

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