Over the weekend MyCake’s data gurus Sarah Thelwall and David Thelwall will be involved in a National Hack Camp event at Leeds City Museum that sees attendees at the event set a series of Open Data challenges focused on building prototype uses for both private and public data. Billed as National Hack the Government 2014, which sounds a provocative title if ever we heard one, the programme involves a series of guest speakers introducing challenges for teams at the event as well as a word from Mark Barratt of Leeds Data Mill. Follow all the action on Twitter as Sarah will be posting updates from the day on @MyCakeFinance and @indianabrambles.
“Leeds City Council and its partners are at the start of an open data journey, working together to harness the power of data in the city. Open data presents a range of opportunities to the citizens of Leeds, from gaining a greater understanding of their city to encouraging civic enterprise and moving from a state provider to a state enabler in difficult financial times. Via its support for the development of the unique Leeds Data Mill platform, Leeds City Council hopes to bring together the widest possible range of public and private sector data to inform and inspire its citizens. Rewired State’s National Hack The Government will be the first time that this data is available to all and offers a platform to share ideas and knowledge and continue the open data debate. – Culture and Sport, City Development Directorate, Leeds City Council”
Event hashtag: #NHTG14