Christmas gets earlier every year…… so we’re having our xmas party in November.
And just like the best Christmas parties we’ll have fun, food and drink, and presents ….. IF you are good girls and boys.
So it's a Christmas hack?
Yes. The theme of the weekend will be Christmas but within that we’ll have activities around data, hardware, applications, service design.
Prizes (aka presents) will be awarded at the end (possibly from a fat, hairy man in a red suit.)
How can I get a present?
To get one you will have to impress santa. You can choose to either
Make him laugh
Make him cry, or
Take his breath away in some other way
Extra points will be awarded to the most sparkly, snowy, schmaltzy, funny, generous, ridiculous projects delivered over the weekend.
Perth Smart Economy hack - 2 days of ideation, innovation and open data
This Smart Economy hack follows the Code The City model, but with a twist.
Join the usual eclectic mix of coders, business owners, citizens, designers, service users and citizens - all looking at the challenges of the local Smart Economy. We'll take you through identifying challenges and opportunities, ideation, project team formation and rapid prototyping.
But this time you will have the chance to pitch your prototypes to those who will be running Perth's soon-to-open Ideas Centre!
Code the City #8, which will take place in on 26 & 27 February 2017, will be an exploration of the world of chatbots and AI (or Artificial Intelligence), identifying problems to tackle and quickly prototyping solutions.
We'll form teams of academics, students, service provider and industry leaders to identify opportunities to build chatbots to tackle real-world issues, through a process of ideation, and rapid prototyping.
Code the City have been sponsored by the Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) to run a session on how data is structured and used in the health and social care arena, how accurate this is, how it is maintained and shared, and how it supports easy signposting and access to services.
While there is a specific challenge (see link below) that we will address during the weekend, we will also be encouraging participants to take a general view on the better use, presentation and re-use of data (specifically open data) as it is in the exploration of that that some of the more interesting ideas will arise.
Perth wants to boost its tourism offerings and needs some help! They want to see whether some well developed apps could help the city and its wider area bring attractions, trails, events, culture, accommodation, eateries; and activities to life.
They are also interested in bringing the quirky and interesting aspects of the city together, using images and interesting user generated content through social media.
They have developed the website http://www.perthcity.co.uk/ and there is an app (http://www.mi-perthshire.co.uk/ ) but want some creative minds to take a fresh look at the city and surrounding area, generate new ideas that they could then develop into some new apps, open data or other projects.
As always we’re looking for coders, designers, data wranglers, service users and providers, bloggers – in fact anyone with an interest – to join us for a weekend of "idea-tion", creation, open data and rapid prototyping!
We’ll feed you, keep you stimulated, and provide good WiFi! You will leave with a sense of accomplishment, new skills and potentially new friends.
Join us on Sat 1st and Sun 2nd October 2016, at the University of Highlands and Islands Perth Campus, Crieff Road, Perth.
Weekend hackathon with the theme of culture. For more details and to sign up, see the event page:
Our next CodeTheCity weekend will be the biggest ever - with workshops happening in Aberdeen and Edinburgh simultaneously.
Tickets now available for Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
We’ll be working with Edinburgh University, Edinburgh Apps, the City of Edinburgh Council (as well as our usual Aberdeen partners) to bring you two days of civic hacking based on an environmental theme. We’ll explore options to collaborate between locations - with some video updates each day.
We’ll also post some seed ideas on our wiki - but feel free to suggest your own - and will look to each council to make more data on the environmental theme available.
A full weekend of civic hacking over 21st and 22nd June at the Meston Building, University of Aberdeen.
At Code the City we focus on some key areas:
- Achieving social good
- Improving local services
- Sharing skills and knowledge across disciplines
- Using and creating open data and Open Government Data (OGD)
- Open source
- Quick delivery of real results
Over the course of the weekend you will help to deliver prototype services to assist our communities in accessing existing services, and to help facilitate the creation of new services. These prototypes will take the form of websites, web apps and more.
With access to exciting technology and data, and supported by experts in various fields, this is an excellent opportunity to work closely with a passionate team on problems that matter.
Free to attend and fully catered, you'll be well looked after all weekend so you can focus on making a difference to your city.