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Manchester Hackathon – 16/17 November @MadLab Manchester


It’s great to see Open Data initiatives taking place in Manchester.

For the first time ever, the City of Manchester invites you to dig underneath its digital skin.FutureEverything, Open Data Manchester and Manchester City Councilare looking for experts and innovators to hack, code, programme and experiment with the city’s sets of open data to build new applications and develop future services.

Utilising the open data sets from DataGM made available by Manchester City Council and public sector partners, participants are welcome to produce anything they wish – develop applications to help people find their way around, stay safe, discover new experiences and everything and anything in between. All data is released under the Open Government Licence.

Taking place at MadLab in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter on Saturday 17th November, the Manchester Hackathon is set to be an intense, productive and exciting collaboration between the brightest minds in software development and data processing. Entries from both teams and individuals are welcome, and there are cash prizes to be won for the best product at the end of the session.

When :

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM – Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM (GMT)

Where :


36 – 40 Edge Street
The Northern Quarter
M4 1HN Manchester
United Kingdom

For more details see here:
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HMG UK – Your Freedom (site launched – 1st July 2010)

I’m impressed to see the coalition government getting things moving on the topic of freedom, civil liberties and human rights.

Not only that, doing it in such a way which utilises modern channels of communication and access that the internet presents to both the government and the public. To allow discourse, debate and opinion to be shared, quickly and easily and therefore influence the manner in which we wish our society to operate and run.

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