Event details

– Open data recycling
24 hour Hackathon at Kitchen Budapest 

DataBoom Hackathon is the first programming competition in Hungary that makes use of open data. The event is co-organized by K-MonitorMagyary Zoltán E-közigazgatástudományi Egyesület and  Kitchen Budapest, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Hungaryand the Norvég Civil Támogatási Alap. The professional partner of the event is the National Council for Communications and Information Technology.

After the national round, the best team can qualify for the international competition hosted by the Transparency Camp Europe 2016 in Amsterdam, which will be organised as part of the program series under the auspices of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Registration for the event is open until 10th April. Hackers, data analysts, designers are welcome, besides experts and researchers working at local governments, in the public administration or for non-governmental organisations.

In our digital world, data has such a value as minerals had in the last century, only that these resources can infinitely be produced and reproduced by every country. Therefore, a massive amount of data is generated, which needs to be handled well both on a private and public level. Apart from building the right protocols for the protection of personal data, guaranteeing equal access to public data is an other key problem of the information age that needs to be taken care of.

Free recycling of open government data started all over the world in the last years. The first outcomes – good and bad practices – can already be tracked down, however, as the DataBoom International Open Data Conference (January, 2016) made it apparent, Hungary lags well behind other countries in the adaptation of those practices.

The aim of the DataBoom Hackathon is that teams of 3-5 members create effective software applications within 24 hours that are adapted to the needs of both the local inhabitants and entrepreneurs. 

Topics: 
Local Geographic Information System (GIS) and Big Data; 
Transparent Local Budget (Transparent City);
Local Open Data (Smart City).


If you sympathize with civil activism and want to be part of an engaged & professional team, don't hesitate and apply at following registration site!

READ MORE AND APPLY HERE: http://databoomhackathon.weebly.com/mainpage.html