The Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) is kicking off on February 20th and aims to continue to the “largest competitive hackathon in Canada.” This is the second year of the event and desires to top last year where over 900 developers competed over 48-hours for $30,000 in prizes.
This year, CODE 2015, which is Canada’s only government sponsored hackathon, has upped its ante and raised the prize level to $40,000 and will officially start February 20th to 22nd. Over the 48-hour period, the goal is for developers to “create web and mobile apps using federal open data sets available through open.canada.ca and by “mashing-up” data from all levels of government.”
CODE 15 is a national competition open to anyone 18 years of age. The specific focus for the apps this year will be based around Youth, Commerce and Quality of Life. There are three VIP HUBs that developers can participate in: Toronto, Vancouver and Montréal, or you can register at a Partner Hub space across the country.