International Open Data Day / Journée internationale de données ouvertes - 2019

On March 2nd 2019, communities across Canada are organizing events about using open data and civic tech for positive impact. Get involved!

For global event listings, visit Open Data Day.


CodeAcross Toronto Details

Saturday, March 2 2019

Artscape Daniels Launchpad
130 Queens Quay East
East Tower, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5A 0P6

Event Brief

This year’s CodeAcross will focus on building community resilience for the long-term. How do we help each other make good judgment? How do we build on what we already have? How do we move from some building solutions “for” others to “us” building solutions for ourselves?

Just as importantly, the event will be designed to reflect these questions. As a community, we wish to move away from an unnecessary focus on quick fixes and competitive prizes. Technology is not an end solution, but a means to an end. We plan for an event which can help participants of all backgrounds reach a common understanding on the human depth and breadth of our community challenges as the basis for the solutions we build.

The event will be accessible and youth-friendly. We intend for the hackathon to be a pop-up public process incubator: to seed connections for collaborators to continue building long after the event is done.

Schedule of Events

08:00 – 08:30Registration
08:30 – 09:00Opening Remarks
09:00 – 09:45Keynote(s)
09:45 – 10:15Challenger Pitches
10:20 – 10:30Session 0: Icebreakers & Intros
10:30 – 11:30Session 1: Mapping Our Community’s Needs
11:30 – 12:30Session 2: Sharing Through Technology
12:30 – 13:15Lunch
13:15 – 15:30Session 3: Building a Solution
15:30 – 16:00Session 4: Building a Presentation
16:00 – 17:00Presentations
17:00 – 17:15Wrap
18:00 – 21:00Post–event Social (Location TBD)


Previous years' events: 2016 2017 2018


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