We are entering Bime in the Open Data Challenge!
European public bodies produce thousands upon thousands of datasets every year - about everything from how our tax money is spent to the quality of the air we breathe.
The Open Data Challenge is a competition for designers, developers, journalists, researchers and the general public to come up with something useful, valuable or interesting using open public data.
There are four main strands to the competition:
- Ideas – Anyone can suggest an idea for projects which reuse public information to do something interesting or useful.
- Apps – Teams of developers can submit working applications which reuse public information.
- Visualisations – Designers, artists and others can submit interesting or insightful visual representations of public information.
- Datasets - Public bodies can submit newly opened up datasets, or developers can submit derived datasets which they've cleaned up, or linked together.
Bime would be a strong contender in both the Apps and the Visualizations categories. These are the 2 categories we will be competing in!
The winners will be selected by an all star cast of open data gurus - and announced in mid June at the European Digital Assembly in Brussels.
We are looking for cool EU datasets to use for our entry into the visualization category. If you know of any interesting ones, please let us know in the comments! :)
We'll showcase our final visualization in the next few weeks!