CODE, the Canadian Open Data Experience, took place between February 28th to March 2nd and saw over 900 developers compete for 48-hours to create apps that will “increase opportunities and constitute tools Canadians can use to make day-to-day life easier.”
Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and official facilitator of CODE, said “Over 900 coders worked diligently over the past weekend to mash up and re-purpose the federal government data available through data.gc.ca, in turn creating some phenomenal apps that will benefit Canadians and showcase our great Canadian talent.”
In total there were over 110 apps and fifteen will be selected to present their idea and potentially score over $30,000 in prizes. The top 15 teams will be announced on March 17th and pitch their apps during the CODE Grand Finale on March 28th. The Gold Sponsor is OpenText with a $25,000 Grand Prize, as well as a $5,000 second place prize and a $1,000 third place prize.