Over the 8th and 9th of March, Hack The Government is coming to Bournemouth. Previously only held in London, 2014 is the first year Hack The Government will be available across the country. Think Create Do and HACKBMTH have worked together to make Bournemouth one of the first places in the UK to hold Hack The Government, and we're really excited about it.
It's completely free, and there will be food and drink all weekend.
We want you to bring your A-game and use Government Data to solve problems and do awesome things for the people of Bournemouth. This is your opportunity to work together with the public sector to create a sustained open data future for Bournemouth. We hope you're as excited as we are.
We've worked with Bournemouth Council and Rewired State to give you some challenges to choose from. You don't have to go for a challenge, but they might help you hit the ground running. You can also view the full microsite for the event here.
The register link is at the bottom of the page, but we'd recommend you read through this whole page to get an understanding of what the weekend is about.
To sign up, you'll need to go through Rewired State's signup process.Register free on Rewired State
We need to know what data you want. Bournemouth Council have loads of data ready to be in a format you need - but we want to know what data you want, so it can be ready for you.
Take a look at the challenges and have a think about what you'd like to create, and then work out what data you need to get there.
We have the following data ready for you to use:
More data will be confirmed ASAP as we work through it. All data currently is in a CSV Format.
We've got challenges for you to choose from and hit the ground running. We've worked with Bournemouth Council to make these relevant and interesting, but you don't have to follow a challenge. Start thinking about them now, or bring your own challenge to the table.
In keeping with the Rewired State events across the country, the weekend will run from 10am Saturday 8th March until 6pm, then 10am Sunday 9th March until 6pm.
We'll be at Bournemouth University, Kimmeridge House.
We'll have food and drink all weekend for you.
In the evening on the 9th March, we'll be having an open Show & Tell for all to come and view.