Media Coverage


February 23rd, 2015

Hack-a-thon called CODE
Sarah Ritchie

It's the final hours of the Canadian Open Data Experience, a 48 hour hack-a-thon where coders create apps for the community.

February 22nd, 2015

48-hour hackathon invites techies to create apps with government data
Erika Tucker

It’s not usually a good thing when you hear about people hacking into government data, but for 48 hours this weekend, students, entrepreneurs and amateur developers are being invited to comb through the government’s raw data online. The point? To come up with apps that can help everyday Canadians.

February 20th, 2015

Canadian government hackathon: CODE 2015
Robin Muilwijk

Last year's hackathon was very popular with over 900 contestants. This year's theme will be announced at the start of the competition, which has $40,000 in prize money. CODE 2015 will have hub points in Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto.

January 16th, 2015

Federal government uses CODE2015 to boost open data's profile in Canada
Candice So

Now in its second year, the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) hackathon is targeted towards students, entrepreneurs, programmers, developers, and graphic designers. Participants will have two days to come up with a creative mobile app using open data sets provided by the federal government, with an eye to helping youth, commerce, or to improving quality of life.

January 15th, 2015

Tony Clement reinforces promise of funding for startups in upcoming budget
Candice So

Speaking from Toronto, Minister Tony Clement was promoting the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) hackathon, a contest that will see students and entrepreneurs building an app within 48 hours, using sets of data provided by the federal government.

January 15th, 2015

Canada AM: App-Creating Contest using gov't data
Beverly Thomson

A Hackathon is really a creative competition where you get developers into an intense environment, only 48 hours and some of the most important innovations we use everyday like Facebook Messenger are the products resulting from a Hackathon' - Ray Sharma on Canada AM

January 14th, 2015

Contest using gov't data
Marcia MacMillan

"Hackathon are extremely productive events that can result in an prototype of an actualy project. Last year out of the 900 participants, 15 teams, 3 teams were actually acquired" - Ray Sharma on CTV News

January 14th, 2015

Joe Oliver hosts closed-door pre-budget confab in Vancouver
Kady O'Malley

Treasury Board President Tony Clement teams up with XMG Studio Inc.'s Ray Sharma and other unnamed "tech enthusiasts" at Toronto-based OneEleven, where he will launch "a nation-wide tour" to promote the annual Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE 2015).

January 14th, 2015

Ready, set, CODE: federal hackathon urges open data innovation
Josh Elliott

XMG Studios founder Ray Sharma describes the event as a 48-hour "pressure cooker" for innovation. "When we're put into tight situations, the creative element of our persona can express itself".

January 14th, 2015

Canadian Open Data Experience
Canadian Open Data Experience

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