Enlist for Victory!

The first LinkedGov hack day (kindly arranged by Geeks of London) will be taking place over the weekend of 9th and 10th April.

Headlined as “Keep Calm and Hack On!”, registration is currently open.  But hurry– the first 30 tickets went in about 20 seconds, such is the interest! The next release of tickets will be on Friday 18th March at 12:00 so keep an eye on the hackcamp site and grab ‘em while you can.

How is this different to other hack days?  Well, LinkedGov need your help.  One of our steps to clean the mountains of public data requires us to engage people all over the public sector (those valuable, wonderful people who can tell us what a budget code means!).  To help them make sense of LinkedGov (after all, not everyone is as naturally as excited about data as we are), we need to show them fresh, compelling apps that will make their eyes light up.  (Apps are sexier than spreadsheets.  It’s a sad truth!)

We’ll be encouraging business or commercial uses for the data, so get your thinking caps on.  Anything you build at the LinkedGov hack camp is yours to keep, but we would be grateful if we could borrow it to help explain what we’re up to.  It’ll help us get better data to clean and link, which should then help you make better apps in the future.

See you there!

Mar 2011
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