For the second year running, and coinciding with Parliament Week, we held Parliament Hack!
Parliament has a lot of data: not all of which has been explored, yet! Some teams came and developed their apps from last year, and new projects were developed, prizes were won.
Parliament Week is a national initiative which aims to build greater understanding of and engagement with parliamentary democracy in the UK.
The weekend started with a tour of Parliament followed by an explanation of the work of Parliamentarians, then continued, up the road at the Hub Westminster for the weekend.
We hosted hackers, coders, designers and games developers as they made prototypes of ways to improve parliament.
- Increasing Participation- best way to put people in touch with their elected representatives
- Sharing is Caring- best way to let the word know whats happening in Parliament
- House of History- best use of historical material to pull together the story of our democracy
- What’s Happening Now-best way of letting people know what’s happening now in Parliament
- Best in Show
Judges:Chi Onwurah MP- Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills and co-Chair for the All Party Group on ICT
Edward Wood, Director of Public Information, House of Commons
Jessica Mulle- Head of the Scrutiny Unit, House of Commons
Tracy Green- Head of Online Services