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Hack My Route – Friday

Date: 06/02/2015
Organiser: West Yorkshire Combined Authority (METRO)
Venue: ODI Leeds

Leeds Data Mill have joined forces with West Yorkshire Combined Authority (formerly Metro), and ODI Leeds to create Hack My Route, a creative hack day designed to bring cyclists together with road safety specialists and creative developers to create a new service for cyclists across the wider West Yorkshire region.

There are a number of different route planners available to cyclist some official some not, some have safety information, some don’t. Some are user generated and can often mis-inform, some are officially produced but lack a sense of community and user interface.

The purpose of Hack My Route is to involve cyclists, programmers and coders to develop a prototype for displaying cycle routes, bridleways, public rights of way and cycling accident black spots in a single place using open data from Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and other data sources.

The winning prototype will be awarded £4,500 development funding and a residency at ODI Leeds for the project*

Hackers will hear from each of the partners involved in this event about the history of the problem that the event aims to solve. A detailed briefing and overview of the problem will be given to identify potential challenges for the hack day ahead.

The team will highlight new data sets released on the Leeds Data Mill specifically for the event and hackers will form team ahead of a full day of problem solving and creativity to follow.

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