Code4SA together with the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP) and GovHackSA are calling on all data geeks to join them as they create new solutions using the City of Cape Town’s new Open Data Portal.

Data Quest 1, taking place this Saturday, the 9th of May, aims to find interesting stories, ways to better communicate with local citizens and creative solutions by digging deep into the city’s openly accessible data portal which is a treasure trove of useful information on Cape Town’s locations, resorts, public and private resources and more.

Participants will be required to use the data to compete for a number of prizes in three different challenges:

  • Best software prototype (emphasis on concept and prototype)
  • Best data visualisation, using the data
  • Best story written, using the data

Data Quest 1 will run from 8:30am to 5:30pm at CodeBridge in Claremont. If you’re interested, register to be part of the event on the Meetup website.

[Source – Silicon Cape, Image – Code4SA]