Open Data Conference 2013

Event Date(s): 11/04/2013 - 12/04/2013

Location: Lecture Room 2, Institute of Critical Thinking, CLL

The Caribbean Open Data Conference and Code Sprint event is a regional technology conference and code sprint, focused on open data, software innovation, and technology trends. With over 900 conference attendees and 120 registered developers spread across 5 islands at the 2012 event; it is the largest technology conference in the region.

Under the theme Developing the Caribbean, the 2013 edition will be hosted by the Department of Computing and Information Technology of The UWI in partnership with the SlashRoots Foundation, combines a two day conference on April 11th, 12th with a 24-hour code sprint, in which teams of developers compete to build solutions to social problems using open data across eight (8) Caribbean countries. This year also marks the introduction of the Caribbean App Challenge. This initiative endeavours to motivate and support the participating teams, as they develop their solutions into mature applications and start-ups. Through these solutions we expect to continue adding to the ever-expanding pool of software solutions that can have Caribbean-wide impact on the socio-economic and technological outlook of our people.

This year, the conference seeks to continue raising awareness of the benefits of Caribbean-related Open Data, recognize the importance and potential of Census Data, highlight the opportunities of Data Journalism and explore the potential developmental impact of the recently signed Open Government Partnership in Trinidad and Tobago.

Interested persons are invited to register online via http://devcatt.eventbrite.com/ before April 10, 2013.

For further information, log onto http://developingcaribbean.org

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |