Combining of Forces
Guest post: Brent Anthony & NC Datapalooza Team
This upcoming Saturday September 24th NC Datapalooza’s DataJam will take place at Downtown Raleigh’s Church on Morgan (136 East Morgan Street). DataJam event, part of CityCamp NC, will feature pitches, a hackathon with data experts, free access to ESRI tools, and judges’ feedback. The regional competition will empower innovators, designers and developers to catalyze economic, health and community impact through open data. Register today for this Saturday’s event at www.ncdatapalooza.com
With access to open data from ESRI, the federal and local governments, DataJam participants will create solutions to impact economic development, increase access to information and improve community health.
This year’s DataJam will include a $1,000 first place prize and a $500 “best use of ESRI technology” prize. ESRI, is an international supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software, web GIS and geo-database management applications. DataJam teams will be entered into an open data competition, with a chance for cash prizes at NC Datapalooza on November 14th.
NC Open Pass is the premier pass to open source, open government, open data, and other innovative events around the Triangle, North Carolina area. The pass allows you to pay once and attend any of the NC Open Pass affiliated events throughout the year. Learn more here: www.ncopenpass.com
Please check out this year’s NC Datapalooza’s DataJam Hackathon event on Twitter @NCDatapalooza and using the #NCDataJam and #CityCampNC hashtags to follow events.
If you've participated in CityCamp NC in the past then you've probably also participated in a hackathon. This year, as you can see, we're taking a bit different approach to this event by teaming up with NC Datapalooza. A Code for NC code sprint, see list of projects, will take place concurrently with the NC Datapalooza’s Datajam hackathon. We hope that this brings a whole knew opportunity for cross collaboration and open innovation.
It's been a great partnership with NC Datapalooza, and we're excited to see these efforts combine forces as part of NC Open Pass. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork