UP Singapore Open Data Hackathon
(http://www.upsingapore.com/up-weekend/) is Coming Up June 22-24, I would
like to invite you all to attend.
So what's the Open Data Hackathon all about? Simply put the goal is to
take government data (with a few interesting private data sets that we have
been allowed access to) and analyze it, mash it up--whatever you can dream
up doing with it--and create apps (web or mobile) that make the country
smarter, healthier, more efficient, make life better, and government more
It's the first of it's kind experiment, with the full support of the
Singapore government, to show how community innovators can use open
government data to make Singapore a better place.
It should be a fun time for anybody that has a passion for hacking and an
interest in making Singapore a better place.
Pre-hackathon workshops and data trainings (open to all participants and
community members at large; more details and how to register for the free
trainings can be found at: http://www.upsingapore.com/big-data-training/)
Data Workshop: Wednesday, June 13th, 6pm at Newton Circus, 138 Cecil
Street. Help us organize and document data sets so developers can get
working faster. Get early access to the data! See the data sets at
http://www.upsingapore.com/datawiki/doku.php and at http://www.data.gov.sg
AWS Overview: EC2 and S3 plus Intro to Elastic Map Reduce, Thursday June
R Training, A One-Day Intensive Course on the R PRogramming Language: :
Monday June 18th
Friday evening: Kickoff, pitch ideas, form teams, create action plan.
Saturday & Sunday: All day hackathon to work out solutions to urban
problems and build a prototype.
Sunday afternoon: Prototype demos and lessons learned.
Prototypes with a viable business model will also be invited to pitch for
up to S$250,000 in seed funding and support from NC Venture Partners
Register for the event at http://upweekend-eorg.eventbrite.com/ If you
want food catered, the cost is $60 for the weekend. If you are a developer
and want to find your own food, you can use the code *"upsgfree"* for free
registration--though we don't mind you paying the $10 buck to help defray
So check out the website for full details at