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Mind the GaaP: Beyond digital to realising a platform for the UK public sector Workshop 17/18 September 2013

Event organised by one of our network members: Mind the GaaP: Beyond digital to realising a platform for the UK public sector, LSCITS Socio-Technical Systems Workshop 17/18 September 2013 at the University of Surrey, UK

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Registration is open for the Urban Prototyping Hackathon – register here:

Part of Imperial College’s  Urban Prototyping (UP) London  Festival Register here. Hackathon Weekend – 19-21 April 2013 Venue – Imperial College, London What is it? You will be challenged to create technology solutions that result in real-world change in terms of environment, local economy or local community. You will have the weekend to work on a mobile hack, game, mobile site or API mash-up that engages citizens to overcome the serious challenges that our society faces. It doesn’t have to be the finished product, as long as its something that shows potential; there will be plenty of support to turn it into a polished, end-user-ready app or solution. Previous examples for some ideas and inspiration are available on our website.   Why do it? Over £100,000 worth of awards including up to £80,000 cash in follow on funding. Access to unique datasets rarely made available to the public. Use of a wide array of mentors; from business development specialists, engineers, data scientists, urban researchers and many more. Some unique networking opportunities An awesome time! More details about these awards will be available on our website shortly The awards and major follow-up opportunities have been organised by our award sponsors, who include the GSMA, Intel & the TSB.   Other event sponsors include Sustainable Society Network+,  NEMODE Network+ and RCUK Digital Economy Program. The weekend schedule will run as follows: Friday 19 April, 6pm – 10pm Inspirational talks from world leaders in the field of IoT, big data and the environment. Pitch ideas that you have already formulated, or develop ideas on the night. Saturday 20 April, 10am – 7pm Hacking Commences! We will have expert seminars, mentor clinics, as well as support from roving experts. Food and refreshments will be provided. Sunday 21 April, 10am – 4pm Hacking Continues –  Teams refine their ideas and pitches during the morning for presentation to the judging committee. Team presentations and Judging Session Winners Annouced!

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