For the third year running, and coinciding with Parliament Week, we hosted Parliament Hack 2013!
Parliament Week is a national initiative which aims to build greater understanding of and engagement with parliamentary democracy in the UK. So this hack is was your opportunity to build something around the data and and ideas you are passionate about.
Parliament has a lot of data: not all of which has been explored, yet! Last year we had a huge range of excellent apps and ideas (which you can check out here and many of these were built upon this year which you can see here.
Rewired State Parliament hack kicked off Parliament week with a two day hack weekend on the 16th and 17th of November at the Hub Westminster. The weekend attracted some of the best developers and designers from across the UK to build prototype apps using government data sets in a informal and fun hack day setting.
The event climaxed with show and tell on the Sunday the 17th at 4pm-6pm where winners were decided
· Increasing participation - best way to put people in touch with their elected representatives
· Why should I care? – how can you match people’s interests with topics discussed in Parliament
· Re:Member – best way to find out more about what people do at Parliament
· Today in Parliament - best way of letting people know what’s happening now in Parliament
· Best In Show
Winning teams - click me for more info!
Prizes for each winning team
1 x Nokia 925 smartphone
A six-month Spotify Premium pass
A bottle of House of Commons whisky
Sir Nigel Shadbolt
Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Southampton, head of the Web and Internet Science Group within Electronics and Computer Science and chairman and co-founder of the Open Data Institute.
Dr Rufus Pollock
Co-founder and director of the Open Knowledge Foundation, a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, and an Associate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge.
John Pullinger, Director General of Information Services at the House of Commons
Joan Miller, Director of the Parliamentary ICT Service
Ben Nunney, European marketing at Twilio
And $100 of Amazon Web Services hosting for every attendee of the hack weekend