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Camden Hack Day

Camden Hack Day

Friday, 10 May 2013
09:00 - 18:00
Google Campus, 4-5 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX

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Read the hackathon report, and watch the video.

About

On the 10th of May, we co-hosted an all-day hackathon with our partners at 

Google. As part of our Local Authority pilots to make local Government more effective, Camden Council provided vast amounts of data on the day which they would like to use more effectively.

Our partners Google, Barclays, EDF Energy, GlaxoSmithKline, and the Intellectual Property Office brought technical expertise and insights on how to make the most of Camden Council’s data to address common challenges.

Focus on the day

The event involved a day at Google Campus during which participants examined Camden Council's and other partners’ datasets, linked together different bits of data, and wrote software tools. There were three goals.

  • Firstly, deliver some workable tools that allow the Council to make a more efficient use of its data;
  • Secondly, allow our partners to identify opportunities for developing innovative services by experimenting with data they usually would not have access to;
  • And thirdly, identify practical obstacles in using and sharing public and private data in order to set out sensible policy recommendations for the future.

For further information about the purpose of the event, please contact Dr Sonia Sousa.

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