One Week Left Before MedHack
OTN is anxiously waiting for the next week’s hackathon that will take place in Patras, Greece, on 13-15 July. Over this period a seven-strong OTN team will perform a number of different tasks. Karel Charvat will take charge of moderating the event. Dmitri Kozuch, Jan Jezek, Pavel Hajek, Richard Brown, Leonidas Kallipolitis and Irene Matzakou will offer mentoring support to developers on day two and three. On day one Irene will also deliver a presentation about OTN during a thematic session focused on transport.
As a supporter of MedHack OTN will be brining to the event not only its human resources but also data and tools. Developers will be able to discover and use data that is available in three formats (kml, wms and geoJSON) and covers several thematic areas, including traffic accidents, traffic volumes, road segments, transport modes, transport infrastructure, natural disasters and various points of interest. Most datasets are related to the four pilot cities – Antwerp, Birmingham, Issy-les-Moulineax and Liberec – but there are also some that are linked to other cities as well, for example Prague.
To turn their chosen data into insights developers will be able to use special data analysis and visualisation tools like WebGLayer and OpenTransportMap. The best solutions will get a prize and their creators an opportunity to cooperate more closely with the consortium in the future. You can be one of them. All you need to do is register here!