March 26, 2014
Challenges Released

The Challenges for the 24 Hour Coding Challenge taking place this coming weekend 29th – 30th March have been released. The challenges are to accompany the linked data that will be released through the GMDSP Linked Data APIs that will be made live on Thursday.

Judges will be looking for ideas that are innovative, viable, show artfulness and imagination. All entries must use at least one of the datasets that is released through the GMDSP Linked Data portal. Use of other relevant data is encouraged.

There are plenty of opportunities to win prizes so sign up today


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.

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