CODE Hackathon Contest Begins Feb 28

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014


CODE will take place from February 28 to March 2. It’s an intense 48-hour “coding sprint”, in which participating developers (in teams of up to 4 people) from across Canada will be given a theme and will compete to build the best app utilizing federal government data from the Canadian Open Data Portal ( See more at:

Judges will pick the top 15 and then top 3 apps. Teams compete for a grand prize of $25,000, second place prize of $5,000, and third place prize of $1,000. The public will also get the chance to vote for a fan favourite, which will win $1,000.

About CODE

The Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) is a 48-hour nationwide hackathon where innovators compete to build the best open data app. CODE is a joint initiative between XMG Studio Inc (inventor of Canada’s largest competitive hackathon “the Great Canadian Appathon”), and the Government of Canada. CODE will promote the use of Open Data and will teach enterprising developers and innovators how to utilize the Canadian Open Data Portal to kick-start the Open Data movement in Canada. See more at: .