Join us during Gnomedex 2010 in Seattle for a 24-hour hackathon to see who can build the best open government application in just one day.
You can participate as an individual or a team. Prizes will be awarded to the winners by the Hackathon Partners.
Who Should Attend?
Ruby, Python, PHP, web developers, coders and anyone who has a passion to code, hack or kluge applications that will free (or otherwise enhance) the accessability and usefulness of government-shared data.
Although the sprint takes place August 21-22 during Gnomedex10 in Seattle, you don't have to be attending
the conference to join us.
Participation is free and open to anyone...we just ask that you register in advance so we know how many individuals or teams we need to accomodate.
What's Going to Happen?
The nature of the Hackathon will be fairly free-form. Hackathon Partners will have organizers onsite to help get things rolling initially. At the end of the 24 hours, each app will be evaluated by the Hackathon Partners and prizes will be awarded to those teams or individuals that develop the best applications in the 24 hour period.
The Hackathon Partner list continues to grow. The partners are companies and organizations that provide tools or services that can enhance open government apps. They're also providing the prizes and will be choosing the winners. If your organization has tools or services that you think would be useful to the Hackathon, contact Johnny Diggz and we'll see about adding you to the list:
Tropo - Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice, SMS, Twitter, and IM support to the programming languages you already know.
Socrata - Opening government, one dataset at a time.
When & Where
GWOBorg is an international coalition of passionate problem solvers working together to assist people whose survival is threatened by lack of access to technology or communications due to violence, neglect, or catastrophe.