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City using technology to improve services

Second Guelph Hackathon and ask.guelph.ca announced Guelph, ON, February 13, 2015 – The City of Guelph, as part of its ongoing commitment to community participation in local government, is launching two initiatives to enhance City services: an Open Guelph Online Hackathon and ask.guelph.ca. These initiatives coincide with the International Open Data Day, February 21, 2015. The Online Hackathon is designed for students, local application developers and interested community members to use City data to create innovative mobile and web-based applications and tools for Guelph residents. The tools will help to improve the delivery of transit and solid waste services. “Rather than the City building tools for residents, we are looking to involve the community in the process. Guelph residents have great ideas and skill sets… Continue reading City using technology to improve services

Open Guelph hackathon results

This media release was issued by the University of Guelph’s School of Computer Science. This weekend approximately 30 people – students, staff, and faculty of the University of Guelph, and members from the Guelph community – gathered in the Science Complex Atrium to take part in the first Open Data Day Hackathon. Sponsored by the City of Guelph, the University of Guelph, and the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences, teams of coders and non-coders came together with a goal of developing tools that used, processed, analyzed, or helped further expand the City’s open data warehouse. Beginning on Saturday morning, participants worked for 24 hours to develop new tools, mobile apps, and games. Teams then presented their work to a panel of judges: Brydon Gilliss… Continue reading Open Guelph hackathon results

City and University co-host first hackathon

Event offers experiential learning opportunity for students, recognition of local tech talent, innovative online tools for residents Guelph, Ontario, February 13, 2014 – For the first time ever, the City and University of Guelph are co-hosting a community hackathon in celebration of the internationally-recognized Open Data Day on February 22. The hackathon is designed for students, local application developers and interested community members to use City data to create innovative mobile and web-based applications and tools for Guelph residents. Making civic information more readily available and relevant to Guelph residents, in transparent and accountable ways is one of four focus areas the City is pursuing as part of its open government efforts. What: Open Guelph Hackathon Who: The panel of judges includes Brydon Gilliss, Threefortynine; Mayor Karen… Continue reading City and University co-host first hackathon