Ifgi recently hosted Münster’s first HackDay to promote contributions to the nationwide “Apps4DE” competition. Between 40 and 60 hackers and thinkers from Münster met throughout the day to discuss “open data” and come up with ideas for Apps which demonstrate the use of public sector information. An opening presentation by Albert Remke was followed by a series of lightening talks about linked science, linked open data, map Apps and Augmented Reality. After several hours of brainstorming and hacking in small groups, the participants presented resulting ideas and small prototypes such as:
- Family and Recreation App
- App for Open Sensor Data
- Linked open data applications for the Bundestag members and their private activities in the market economy
Several participants also announced that they plan to submit their idea or App as a proposal to the “Apps4DE” competition. In the eyes of the particpants, the Münster HackDay – one in a series of Hackdays promoted by the Open Knowledge Foundation – proved to be a highly successful event!