Code for Ghana in partnership with the National Information Technology Agency is organising an Open Data Hack Night at Mobile Web Ghana. This event starts from 10am Friday 31st July to 4pm 1st August, 2015.
It is a free and open event. Everybody interested in using open data for social good to join us: developers, students, workers, designers, data analysts, data science enthusiates etc is invited.
Participants will be working on open government data provided by NITA and other government agencies. These include: Energy Consumption , Road accidents and casualties, Government Operations (Revenue and Expenditure), Fire Outbreaks, Floods and other interesting data sets. Participants would break out into teams to use raw data to develop civic apps or turn the raw data into visual and interactive experiences that allow ordinary citizens to empathize and understand these data sets.
Please note that there is limited space available, so register here asap to secure your place. Come prepared with your laptops to hack into the night. Food and drinks will be provided by Code for Ghana. There will be prizes for interesting projects.
Code for Ghana brings developers, journalists and civil society together to create a network of civic-minded activists who use their knowledge, hands and voices to make the local government system better through accountable governance, open-data, and citizen engagement.