The City of Mississauga will co-host “Code and The City”, an idea jam, in partnership with Sheridan College and I-CUBE (University of Toronto Mississauga) to mark International Open Data Day on March 5, 2016.
As an early adopter of open data in 2010, the City of Mississauga was one of the first 12 public sector agencies in Canada to publish open data, on the City’s website. The website describes the purpose of open data and provides accessible data sets.
Students and seasoned professionals will be on hand to participate in the event. This event will create a greater awareness of Mississauga’s open data sets and educate the community on how the City’s information and services can be accessed through the use of technology.
At Code and the City, 75 developers, designers, mappers and information analysts will gather to share, discuss, network and collaborate on ideas through the use of open data. Participants will have the opportunity to attend open workshops led by industry professionals and instructors.
All teams will present their submissions to fellow participants and judges. The event aims to create actionable solutions for improving how Mississauga can gain greater awareness and engagement with the community in a digital environment.
The winning solutions can earn up to $6,000 in cash and prizes.
What: Open data sets. Workshops. 75 thinkers. Infinite ideas.
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016 8 am to 8 pm
Where: Sheridan College, Hazel McCallion Campus, Mississauga, 4180 Duke of York Blvd.
For more information and to register visit: http://www.codeandthecity.ca/