16:00 29th – 20:00 30th March 2014
77 Dale Sreet
Are you a developer, coder or data activist? Do you relish the challenge of getting to grips with public datasets and creating applications, services and insight for the benefit of all?
This is your chance to get your hands on the data that is being released through GMDSP. The Coding Challenge follows on from the success of Routes to the Future – An Innovation Challenge where 80 creative coders came together for 48 hours to build applications from Transport from Greater Manchester’s data
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. If you want to form a team let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your skills.
Land & Property Challenge – £750
The Land & Property Prize will be awarded to the team that creates something that uses planning and/or council tax banding. Use of other data such as property prices and transportation is encouraged
Lifestyle & Wellbeing Challenge – £750
The Lifestyle & Wellbeing Prize will be awarded to the team who uses the data to produce something that could improve lifestyle and wellbeing for citizens and visitors to Greater Manchester.
Environmental Challenge – £750
The Environmental Prize will be awarded for the best use of either allotment and/or recycling data.
Developer Challenge – £500
This prize is decided by a developers’ ballot.
Best Use of Multiple Data Sets – £250
Although developers do need to use at least one of the GMDSP data sets, they are encouraged to use a variety of data sources. This prize will be awarded the team with the best use of multiple data sets.
Best Use of Data Visualisation – £250
To be awarded to the team that makes the best use of Data Visualisation.
Best App, 21 & Under – £250
To be awarded to the best idea from a team of coders 21 and under.