The City of Mississauga co-hosted its’ first Idea Jam, Code and The City in partnership with Sheridan College and I-CUBE (University of Toronto Mississauga) today. The sold out event welcomed over 80 developers, designers, mappers and information analysts to share ideas on how Mississauga could gain greater awareness and engagement with the community in a digital environment.
Winners and Prizes
After a jam packed day of fostering collaboration between mentors and participants, 17 teams presented their solutions to the judges during 3 minute speed pitch sessions. Judges selected the top 3 submissions:
- The Librarians won the first place prize of $3,000. They created an idea for a mobile tool that matches service requests between seniors and high school volunteers;
- Solutions Bureau won the second place prize of $2,000. Their idea was for an app that helps citizens to avoid parking violations; and
- A&T won the third place prize of $1,000. Their idea was for an app that provides citizens real time information on the location of buses.
International Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.
For more information and a full list of sponsors, visit codeandthecity.ca.