Presidential Hackathon Kicks Off! Open Data with Creative Ideas
(Press conference of the second Presidential Hackathon. Photo credit: TechOrange)
The second Presidential Hackathon kicked off on March 17. This year, with the theme of "smart country", the data owners, data scientists and experts from different fields were encouraged to participate in this cross-institutional, cross-disciplinary and public-private collaboration competition.
Vice Premier Chen Chi-Mai indicated that the purpose of government’s open data is to improve the efficiency of the government and solve the problems of the people through public-private collaboration and innovative ways.
This year, the "Citizens Wishing Pool" was launched to continue the hacker spirit. People with ideas can make a wish by writing down the existing problems of the society. After identifying the key issues through data analysis, encouraging those who are willing and interested to claim and realize ideas. The wishes from the people are expected to be realized. At the same time, the competition welcomes the proposals from the heads of the counties and cities, who know the local needs and problems the best, in order to bring innovations into local.