2nd Open Data ‘hackathon’ set May 10-11
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - April 28, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Open Data Philippines Task Force announce the second in its series of hackathons, entitled “Readysaster: Hack for Resilience,” will take place on May 10-11.

The first Open Data Hackathon, Kabantay ng Bayan, endeavored to develop applications in support of budget transparency. Readysaster aims to utilize geospatial and disaster data from the government to help communities prepare for, and become more resilient to, natural disasters. Registration staretd last Saturday, and developers, designers and other interested parties are encouraged to participate.

The Readysaster hackathon is the Open Data Philippines’ participation in a week-long series of events that share a theme of harnessing knowledge, technology and innovation in building a more resilient Philippines.

Readysaster was organized in collaboration with Code for Resilience, the World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and Project NOAH, and was made possible through partnerships with Smart Developer Network, Microsoft Philippines, Google Developer Group, and WhenInManila.com, as well as the support of Smart Bro, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Mozilla Philippines, and Palet Express.

The hackathon is part of government’s continued commitment to explore all avenues in providing solutions to the risks and dangers posed by calamities.

More details, as well as the registration form, can be accessed at http://data.gov.ph/events/readysaster.

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