Cities can become much more friendly and better places when the private sector, government and active citizens come together to address and face new challenges. One of the means to do so is by joining forces around Open Data to explore what is possible. With this idea in mind, the Otakar Motejl Fund together with Node5, reSITE and StartupYard are organising a new edition of the hackathon Prague Hacks.
During this event, software developers, idea makers, data analysts and urban planners come together to explore Prague's Open Data and how it can provide tools to address new challenges. The goal of this hackathon is the development of a City Dashboard, inspired by what has been made in Leeds. Participants will work in teams to create and fill this new city dashboard with small, interactive widgets that will help understand the dynamic urban environment and see the life in Prague in a whole new way.
Prague Hacks 2016 is a 48-hours programming marathon where participants will be challenged to use Open Data for describing life in Prague in four thematic areas: Mobility & Population, Leisure & Education, Good Governance & Transparency, and Environment & Social Services. The Hackathon will take place on 30 September - 2 October 2016 at Node5 in Prague, Czech Republic. To be open for all who are interested in this challenge the official language of the event is in English and participants are even able to camp at the location of the event. Would you like to contribute to the development of a city dashboard for Prague? Read more about the event by following the link below.