#PragueHacks is Back!
StartupYard is happy to announce, in cooperation with Fond Otakara Motejla, and partners Node5 and reSITE, that #PragueHacks will return once again to give local developers, data scientists, idea makers, urbanists, and others an opportunity to hack the city, making our home of Prague a better place for everyone to live in.
The theme this year is: Put Open Data in Motion, and Improve Life in Prague
The event will take place on September 30 – October 2 @ NodeHack the city at #praguehacks @node5 on September 30th! Click To Tweet
Who are we looking for?
Developers who want to show their skills, write software and master emerging technologies.
Idea makers who can build innovative, open-source widgets and applications to change the way people feel and live their city.
Data scientists who know how to find new ways to use open data and uncover data knowledge.
Urbanists who want to share their expertise, and keep the focus on solving real problems and interesting issues.
Anyone who can help generate new insights, brainstorm, design projects and tests ideas, so #PragueHacks 2016 will make a real difference to the city and its residents.
What’s the Goal?
Any city can become a better, friendlier place to live, when the private sector, government, and active citizens work together to address new challenges. Together, we can all give the city the tools to become better than ever. To make this happen, #PragueHacks 2016 will bring together software developers, idea makers, data scientists, and urbanists to create a new City Dashboard (like this one). This open data platform can be filled with small, interactive widgets that will help us all to understand, and to change, our own dynamic urban environment, and see the wonder of life in this great city in a whole new way.
Over the course of a weekend, participants will organize into small teams, familiarize themselves with the technological requirements, and show their skills by writing software, designing mock-ups for a widget of their own, and implementing it while using available open data.
#PragueHacks 2016 will tackle some of the core issues of living in the city, such as Mobility & Population, Leisure & Education, Good Governance & Transparency and Environment & Social Services – all of which can be addressed through open data from multiple sources.
So join us! Sign up as a Prague Hacker today: