National open data and ‘appathon’ competition announcement

Event: Promotional announcement of Government of Canada’s CODE (Canadian Open Data Experience) appathon event by Minister Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board of Canada

Time/Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2 – 3 p.m.

Location: ICICS/CS Building (Computer Science); 8rd Floor – Room X836, 2366 East Mall

Map: http://www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/index_detail.php?locat1=166

Parking: Health Sciences Parkade, 2250 Health Science Mall http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?467

Minister Tony Clement and hi-tech angel investor and CEO of XMG Studio Ray Sharma visit UBC to unveil the CODE national appathon to UBC students and the public. Canada’s first nationwide open data hackathon, the Canadian Open Data Experience is an intense 48-hour coding sprint where innovators from coast to coast compete to build useful and usable apps utilizing federal government data. The announced will be followed by a question and answer period for students and members of the audience.

See: http://www.canadianopendataexperience.com/