Open Data PH to stage second hackathon

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The Open Data Philippines Task Force has announced that it is holding the second of its series of hackathons, titled ?Readysaster: Hack for Resilience,? which will take place on May 10-11, 2014.

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The first Open Data Hackathon, ?Kabantay ng Bayan?, sought to develop applications in support of budget transparency. ?Readysaster,? on the other hand, has the goal of utilizing geospatial and disaster data from the government to help communities prepare for, and become more resilient to natural disasters.

Registration for Readysaster has officially opened at this site.

The ?Readysaster? hackathon is the Open Data Philippines? participation in a weeklong series of events that share a theme of harnessing knowledge, technology, and innovation in building a more resilient Philippines.

Another event, the ?1st Philippine Tech Camp: Disaster Risk Reduction and Response for Resilience,? to be held on May 5-6, is organized by the US Department of State and USAID, with the UN World Food Program, for invited participants consisting mainly of disaster risk reduction practitioners like NGOs.

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