|By Marketwired .||
|March 21, 2014 05:39 PM EDT||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 -- Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Today, the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, invited Canadians to vote for their favourite apps from the 15 finalists of the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE). The developers of the app receiving the most votes will be awarded the "Fan Favourite" prize.
Now considered the largest appathon in Canadian history, CODE saw over 900 participants from across the country compete to create an unprecedented 110 submissions using federal government data sets. The CODE appathon took place over the weekend of February 28 to March 2, when students, entrepreneurs, and Open Data enthusiasts tried their hand at turning federal Open Data into interesting and beneficial applications that can ultimately lead to a better quality of life for Canadians.
The 15 finalists will compete for prize money at the CODE Grand Finale on March 28. Criteria used to narrow down the field to the top apps included innovative concept, art and design, usefulness, use of Open Data, and app stability. The Fan Favourite team will receive a $1,000 prize. Canadians can vote for their favorite apps until noon on March 28, 2014, via the CODE website or visit data.gc.ca for information on CODE, finalists and federal data sets.
- The finalists will attend the CODE Grand Finale event on Friday, March 28, 2014, where they will pitch their apps to a panel of industry experts and potential venture capitalists during a live judging event.
- The three best apps, as determined by the judges, and the Fan Favorite will be awarded great prizes, including the top prize of $25,000.
"I am pleased to see students and tech enthusiasts putting Canada at the forefront of Open Data. The apps created at CODE are just a glimpse of what can be done when data is open and accessible. I encourage everyone to vote for their favourite app to ensure these bright individuals are rewarded for their creativity and innovation."
- Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board
"The goal of CODE is to unlock the latent potential of Open Data and improve the lives of Canadians with apps that solve problems and increase the nation's productivity. Many of the CODE top 15 submissions have the potential to do just this. Voting on the Fan Favourite is a fun way that everyone can participate in CODE and be a part of the Open Data movement."
- Ray Sharma, Founder of XMG Studio Inc, the creator of Canada's largest competitive hackathon and organizer of CODE Related Products
- Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) - XMG Studio
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