Prague Dashboard: Open Data Hackathon #2
#PragueHacks: Put Open Data in Motion, and Improve Life in Prague
September 30 - October 2, 2016 / Node5, Prague
Any city can become a better, friendlier place to live when the private sector, government and active citizens work together to address new challenges.
To make this happen, #PragueHacks 2016 co-organized by Otakar Motejl Fund, reSITE, the City of Prague, NODE5 and Startup Yard brought together 75 UX designers, software developers, idea makers, data scientists, and urbanists. During a weekend 48-hour challenge, they used open data to create a new Prague City Dashboard. A dozen of small, interactive widgets help Prague inhabitants to deal with their everyday needs. The winning widget Real Reality that works as a Google Chrome plugin, is adding data about connectivity, air quality, parking zones and noise to real estate search results. Other widgets help find a spot for picnic or to explore official documents from municipalities related to a precise area, in a layered map called Categorizer.
What is Prague Hacks?
Prague Hacks is an intensive 48-hours programming marathon. Participants across sectors work in small teams, familiarize themselves with the technological requirements, and show their skills by writing software, and designing mock-ups for a widget of their own while using open data.