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Kick-off Event for HRM’s first Open Data Hackathon

Thursday, September 12, 2013 (Halifax, NS) - Media are invited to attend the kick-off event for HRM’s first Open Data Hackathon this Friday, September 13 at 5 p.m., an event which officially launches the app development phase of the Apps4Halifax contest.

Join Mayor Mike Savage who will announce the new Apps4Halifax contest sponsors; Milan Vrekic, Executive Director of Volta, the Halifax startup house that is co-hosting the Hackathon; and approximately 150 developers, designers, ideas people, and supporters of the Open Data Pilot Project as they converge for the first time to pitch ideas and form teams.

The Open Data Hackathon is a 3 day-long marathon devoted to collaborative creation and coding that will benefit HRM residents. Over the weekend, participants will pitch ideas, form teams, and build creative app prototypes for their community.

What: Open Data Hackathon Kick-off Event
When: Friday, September 13, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Where: 3rd Floor, 5415 Spring Garden Rd (Volta office)

Media are also invited to attend the app prototype presentations on Sunday, September 15, at 4 p.m. when teams will demo their prototypes for a chance to win some great prizes, including a chance to pitch at the upcoming Invest Atlantic Conference on September 25, 2013.

Sponsors of the Open Data Hackathon include Volta, The Hub Halifax, T4G, Saint Mary’s University, Innovacorp, Entrepreneurs Forum and Build Ventures.

For more information on Apps4Halifax, visit




Media Contact:
Janet Bryson
HRM Communications



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