'Tapping into Canada’s Foreign Aid Data - A hackathon for International Development

Have an interesting project for a foreign aid data hackathon? Submit your idea below. We would love to hear from you!

Need some examples to help come up with an idea? - Scroll to the bottom of this page for links to other projects.

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Citizen Attaché is hosting a two-day hackathon on the weekend of August 24-25th, 2013, at the Hub Ottawa.

The hackathon will bring together technologists, data analysts, and international development experts to create useful products, insights and analysis of Canada’s international aid data.

There will be six teams of five people who will work together on specific projects during the two days of the event. Each team will have a different project that is designed prior to the event by international development experts in consultation with data analysts and technologists. The teams will be a mix of software developers, technologists and international development specialists - balancing the need for in-depth technical skill with on-the-ground international development project knowledge.

Location: The Hub Ottawa, 71 Bank St. 6th floor.
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Please submit your hackathon project proposal by answering the questions listed below.

Consider the following factors when submitting your project idea:
1) Usefulness/Potential for impact - how useful is this for increasing aid effectiveness, for your organization, or for helping Canadians understand foreign aid and international development
2) Technical Feasibility - is it possible to solve this problem using technology?
3) Scope of the problem - the initial work (and the bulk of it) will need to be complete within 1.5 days.
4) Sustainability - is this just of immediate value? Will it create ongoing value?

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    There are several links and examples below of products that have been developed based on foreign aid data, not necessarily from a hackathon, but it gives you a sense of the potential.. Please take a look at these. AidInfo Labs: http://www.aidinfolabs.org/tools Development Data Challenge (hackathon in the UK) article in the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2012/aug/29/development-data-challenge-projects-code-hackday The World Bank Apps for Development Challenge: http://appsfordevelopment.challengepost.com/ The IATI Registry (Scroll to the Applications using IATI data section): http://www.iatiregistry.org/