SATURDAY 26 APRIL 09.00 – SUNDAY 27 APRIL 17:30
In response to the recent flood disasters, this year’s HackTheTownHall will focus on creating apps and tools to help disaster emergency preparedness, response and recovery by residents, local agencies and governments.
What it’s all about
To make use of public (and some private) datasets –tidal and river level data, flood maps, groundwater and flood risk data etc. from the Environmental Agency, Ordnance Survey, the Met Office and other agencies, to build useful tools for citizens and governments to better cope with flood emergencies.
The hackathon takes place over two days, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2013.
Saturday 26 April 2014
09.00-10.00: Registration and breakfast
10.00-11.10: Briefings (see below)
11.10-12.30: Group networking and coding
1.30–2.00: Ninety second shout-out: say what you hope to build; say what resource you need to build it; invite others to join you
2.00 onwards: Coding
Network with others to form teams. Use the shout-out to recruit team members. The maximum number in a team is four.
The coding period runs from Saturday until 3.00pm on Sunday afternoon. Make sure to fill out a team sheet and begin to prepare presentations for the pitch.
Devs may build their prototypes via native code, APIs or templates. You may use any data analysis, processing or visualization tool you need to build your app.