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Irelands First Open Data 18-hr Challenge

Posted by Paul Barker on Wed, 22 Jun 2011 23:27:17 BST

Fingal County Council is proud to partner with NDRCs Inventorium, Dublin City Council, Irish Internet Association (IIA) and Microsoft, to bring you Ireland's First Open Data 18-hr Challenge.

Calling all

  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Creatives
  • Council professionals
  • Sector professionals

Ever ask yourself?

  1. Where’s my nearest blue flag beach?
  2. How much water does my house consume?
  3. What senior citizen supports are in my area?
  4. Is there a route safe enough for my children to cycle to their school?

If you answer yes to any of these questions and you are interested in developing ideas and/or creating new businesses Ireland’s First Open Data 18-hr Challenge is for you!

Calling all

  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Creatives
  • Council professionals
  • Sector professionals

Ever ask yourself?

  1. Where’s my nearest blue flag beach?
  2. How much water does my house consume?
  3. What senior citizen supports are in my area?
  4. Is there a route safe enough for my children to cycle to their school?

If you answer yes to any of these questions and you are interested in developing ideas and/or creating new businesses Ireland’s First Open Data 18-hr Challenge is for you!

When and Where

  • When: 4-5 July 2011
  • Starts: 4 July, 12.00
  • Finishes: 5 July, 21.00
  • Where: NDRC, Crane St, Digital Hub, Dublin 8

What is Open Data?

From the EU’s ‘Reuse of Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive’ to the US Open Data Initiative a new kind of technological revolution is taking place. The goal is to utilise public data that governments hold in new ways with the aim to inform citizens, stimulate new economic activity, innovation and competition and foster cultures of openness, whereby governments are more responsive to their citizens.

Across the world the Open Data Initiatives have been adopted within the UK, Australia, Germany, Spain and Norway. In Ireland various initiatives have begun. The four Dublin Local Authorities with NUI Maynooth and IBM Research have announced the establishment of ‘Dublinked’ (dublinked.ie) the Dublin Region’s first Open Data Platform. Datasets on environment, planning and traffic will become available this year. Fingal Open Data is now the first Open Data website in Ireland (http://data.fingal.ie) and contains over 70 datasets.

Ireland’s 18-hr Challenge

This is the first Open Data challenge to be held in Ireland. The focus is to practically demonstrate how Open Data can be used to develop commercially viable business.

Working in mixed teams with experienced facilitators, product and graphic designers and local council experts you will rapidly brainstorm; generate and prototype new ideas based on Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council open data sets.

Over 18-hrs you will:

  • Form teams
  • Develop ideas
  • Visualise and prototype your ideas
  • Develop a business proposal
  • Pitch your ideas to a selected panel
  • Compete for prizes and awards

Prizes and awards to be announced in the coming weeks!

Register now!

To confirm your place and receive information on the data sets you can build ideas with, register now at http://www.inventorium.org/events/view/41

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