National Hack the Government 2014 – 8/9 March
National Hack the Government is an annual HackCamp run by Rewired State. As well as bringing great people together to have fun hacking and building things, we hope to improve transparency, open data and produce demo-able ideas that can be followed up and put into practice in real life. This is done by holding a competitive event for creating prototypes and building ingenious (and occasionally tongue-in-cheek) projects that help improve local and national services and make use of open data.
Now in its 6th year, an even bigger event has been put together to host local communities hacking around local data, issues and problems bringing in the National part in the title to life. A bar-camp has also been added on the Saturday to help share information and insight – to organically define some of the challenges that will be hacked on. This explains the title “Hack-Camp”!
The event will be followed up by a show-and-tell of the finalists’ work – taking the winners from each centre and allowing them to demo their ideas to the government, businesses and the wider community.
National Hack the Government is sponsored by:
Simpl Challenges is our innovation platform that connects local public services and organisations with innovators and ideas. Gathering ideas before the event on Simpl will give more time for learning, talking and listening to each other, and building some fantastic prototypes on the day itself.
Follow the links below to find out more and submit your ideas for your local event, or you can take part remotely by submitting your ideas to the UK section:
- UK: What are your ideas to code a better country?
- Glasgow: What is on your agenda for improving public services in Glasgow?
- Exeter: How can you use local data to hack Highways and Healthy Communities?
- Leeds: How can you visualise the city either for citizens, business, or both?
- Bournemouth: How can data improve the lives of people in Bournemouth?
You can also comment on the ideas submitted, so that the idea owners can get valuable feedback on their projects before the event has even started.
Rewired State creates bespoke hack events that bring creative developers, designers and industry experts together to solve real world problems – promoting and supporting more than 1 200 of the UK’s most talented and inventive software developers and designers, as well as nurturing 1 500 promising world-wide developers under 18 through the Young Rewired State network.