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Welcome to the CODE media center. This is where you can find all kinds of useful information, press releases, images, our logo for download and more. If there’s something that you need but can’t find, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help you find it.

About CODE

  • The Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) is an intense 48-hour coding sprint where innovators from coast to coast to coast compete to build the best app utilizing federal government data from Canada’s Open Government Portal.
  • CODE promotes the use of Open Data and helps developers and innovators understand how to utilize data found on Canada’s Open Government Portal to create open data applications that improve Canadians’ lives.
  • CODE 2014 was the first Hackathon ever to receive funding from the Government of Canada with the Honourable Minister, Tony Clement as the official event facilitator. From February 28th, 2014 to March 2nd, 2014 more than 900 participants raced against the clock to code an open data application to win over $30,000 in prizes, making it the largest hackathon in Canadian history.
  • "Open Data is Canada’s new natural resource. The sky's the limit in terms of what we can do with this data."
    – The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Official Facilitator of CODE.
  • "With Digital Canada 150 our government has charted a path that provides Canadians with the tools and skills they need to embrace the opportunities of the global digital economy. Events like CODE 2015 exemplify the spirit of Digital Canada 150, by stimulating innovation and showcasing the potential open data offers for job creation and economic growth"
    – The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and CODE facilitator.

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Lydia Schaele
Lydia@hackworks.com
+1.416.619.0700

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