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Are you a developer, coder or data activist? Do you relish the challenge of getting to grips with some of Greater Manchester’s public datasets and creating applications, services and insight for the benefit of all?
Following on from the success of Routes to the Future Innovation Challenge where 80 creative coders came together for 48 hours to build applications from Transport for Greater Manchester’s data; FutureEverything as part of the groundbreaking Greater Manchester Data Synchronisation Programme (GMDSP) brings you another weekend of code.
GMDSP supports public bodies to release data as open data by placing coders (Code Fellows) within their organisations to help identify, transform and release it as linked open data. The programme aims to link together the disparate data that exists across Greater Manchester’s public bodies
A prize fund of £3,500 to be split between the best ideas and creations developed around identified challenges that public bodies face.
The 24 hour event kicks off at 4pm Saturday 29th March at Tech Hub Manchester. Participants can be individuals or teams and everyone will be provided with a desk, refreshments, food and wifi.
Prior to the GMDSP Coding Challenge there will be the GMDSP Data Dive taking place on Monday 24th March in association with Open Data Manchester also at Tech Hub. The Data Dive is a chance to come and meet participating local authorities and the Code Fellows working with them and get insight into the programme and opportunities available and data being released. It will be the place where the
challenges for the £3,500 prize fund will be launched.
GMDSP is a partnership between FutureEverything, Connected Digital Economy and Future Cities Catapults working with Manchester City, Salford City and Trafford Metropolitan Borough Councils