From 28 to 29 October 2016, Open Data experts and enthusiasts will come together in Oslo, Norway to participate in the annual #Hack4No hackhaton. During this event, participants will explore the Open Data released by the Norwegian government to see what can be used for innovative solutions. Participants from all background are welcome at the event to form multidisciplinary teams consisting of entrepreneurs, programmers, developers, designers, students, code kids or data owners to join the competition. For the younger generation, a 'Junior Hack' is organised to introduce children to programming.
This year, the hackathon will explore the possibilities of Open Data in three themes: Geodata, Transport & Communications and Culture. All of the Open Data around this theme can be found on the Norwegian Open Data Portal or the Geographical portal. In each of the three themes a winner will be selected, the winning solution will then receive help by one of the event's sponsors to further develop the idea. If the team does not want to further develop their solution, they can also choose to receive a cash prize of 5,000 Norwegian crowns (~500€). As the benefits of Open Data are plural and the organisation does not want to limit the participants, there is a fourth prize for participants who do not use data from one of the themes. Two of the winning teams will be invited to the Finnish technology conference Slush where they will participate in the #Hack4Norden competition.
Want to know more about #Hack4No or want to explore the Norwegian Open Data yourself? Find out more by following the link below.