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Open Data Contest Explores Data New Future

2019/05/22

The group of social-economic data and household application in the 2019 Open Data Contest. (Source: Taipei Computer Association)

The group of social-economic data and household application in the 2019 Open Data Contest. (Source: Taipei Computer Association)

 

The 2019 Open Data Contest has entered its sixth year. This year, there are eight governments and business units involved, including: the Department of Statics and the Department of Land Administration, Ministry of the Interior, the Central Weather Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the Department of Information Technology, Taoyuan City Hall, the Industrial Development Bureau and the Information Management Center, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Institute for Information Industry, Kbro Company and Taipei Computer Association. Through the efforts of cross-fields and cross-government agencies, the contest encourages more and more teams in the community to use open data to develop new forms of data applications, at the same time, respond the needs for improvement to relevant units, create the positive cycle of supply and demand of data.

 

The contest lasted for four months. It officially started on January 31, 2019 and ended on March 19, 2019, with a total of 263 projects. More than a thousand hackers participated in the contest. On May 15, the final awards ceremony was held. Twenty-three teams have earned the award.

 

Sources:

The Central News Agency:
https://howlife.cna.com.tw/life/20190515s002.aspx
https://www.cna.com.tw/postwrite/Detail/254095.aspx#.XN6KNsgzY2z

Open Data Contest Website
https://opendata-contest.tca.org.tw/announcement4.aspx