Saturday 16 August 2014

  1. Registration 9:30am to 10am
  2. Welcome & Scene Setting 10am to 10:15am

    How the day works. The Award Categories. The Challenge Series and Prizes. Handy things to know.

  3. Discover the Data 10:15am – 10:30am

    What’s in the core datasets. How to navigate it. Gotchas and interesting things to play with.

  4. Introductions & Project Ideas 10:30am – 11:00am

    Roundup of who’s in the room, the skills and talent at hand, and the project ideas that people are interested in progressing over the day.

  5. Teams and Plans 11am – 12pm

    Teams form around project ideas, and work out what they are aiming to get done by the end of the day.

  6. Design, Hack & Build 12pm to 7pm

    With 1:30pm Lunch, 4:30pm Refreshments.
    Progress and help checkpoints throughout.

  7. Show’n’Tell & Awards 7pm – 8pm

    Roundup from each team, with award categories for:

    • Most Ingenious Data Hack – the most cunning, penny-dropping, hack idea of the weekend.
    • Most Viable Product – the prototype with the best potential to be a real, financially sustainable product.
    • Best Core Contribution – don’t want to build a product, but want to help make better data sets? Invaluable.
    • Best Mobile Experience – not just a mobile app, but something that is conceived and built, from ground up, to be used in the mobile context.
    • Most Elegant Design – seamless integration between form and function, eliminating the friction between the data and its user
    • Most Awesome Civic Insight – revealing new insight to appreciate the city


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