James McKinney (mamairie.ca) and Michael Mulley (openparliament.ca) are organizing an event to encourage all of you who came out to Montreal Ouvert’s last hackathon to continue working on your open data projects. Their invitation follows:
After the great Montréal Ouvert event on the 19th, we’re organizing a follow-up hack day on Saturday, December 10, and we’d love to see you there.
The goal’s to continue working on existing open data projects. We want to encourage Montreal’s open data community by giving project leads the support, ideas, and assistance they need to keep their projects going.
Sign up here: http://hackmtl-dec2011.eventbrite.com/
We’ll be working on the following projects:
- remtl.ca: map of contaminated sites in Montreal
- KofKofMtl: Alerts based on air pollution levels
- Recreation sites & conditions: Pools, X-C trails, water quality, ski conditions, and more, all on one map
- MaMairie.ca: Follow your representatives at Montreal City Hall (and the boroughs)
- Openparliament.ca: Follow your Member of Parliament in Ottawa
- A national database of elected representatives: build a service to allow you to know the municipal, provincial, and federal representatives for any place in Canada
There’ll be someone in charge of each of these projects on the 10th, and they’ll be looking for help of all kinds — programming, but also design, research, and more, so non-programmers are certainly welcome.
These are all open source, public interest projects. Sign up to come and help out:
The event will be at Station C, at 5369 St-Laurent, south of St-Viateur, on Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. until about 5 p.m.
If you bring $10 with you when you show up, we’ll pool the money together to buy lunch and breakfast snacks. (There’s coffee at Station-C.)
James McKinney & Michael Mulley
with thanks to Station C, Montréal Ouvert, Montréal Python…