The event was sponsored by:
Thanks very much for your support!
Attendees and Visitors
Here is a full album of photos from the day (check out the captions for details). We had three teams and, thanks to the easy access of the Startup Zone, an impromptu open-house with visitors from government and the tech community.
Below is a recap of efforts by the various teams.
Federal Data Explorers
This team of intrepid data explorers searched through the federal Open Data portal, finding narratives pertaining to museum/heritage inventory, electoral results, motor vehicles, DUI stats and immigration.
The end-result was an increased awareness of data-sets and interaction on social media with kindred spirits in Ottawa.
Data Explorers: Resources
- Open Data Catalog, Government of Canada
Emergency Room Scheduler
The pitch: imagine an app that compares distance and current wait-times of PEI Emergency Rooms, so that the user can make an informed decision about which one to choose.
The team wrote a prototype web application that scraped data from a gov’t web page (below), and provides comparison graphs to the user.
ER Scheduler: Resources
Our event was not restricted to Open Data projects: folks were invited to simply come and hack on a project as well. In that spirit, Team Space Battle wrote a game that must be seen to be believed. The image of the villain ultimately comes from a webcam on laptop. That’s right: the game-play is to shoot lasers at your friend ! This explains the maniacal laughter and cheer that came from their table.
Space Battle: Resources
Thanks again to the sponsors, organizers, visitors, and especially attendees! With your efforts, we continue to raise the visibility of the Open Data movement here on Prince Edward Island.