Apps4Finland competition launches

Artikkelikuva: Apps4Finland competition launches
Apps4Finland is a yearly open data innovation contest in Finland. Organised now for the sixth time, it encourages citizens to come up with new ideas on how to utilize the open data reserves of public administration. 
In 2014, Apps4Finland continues to grow into a supporter of creativity and problem solving.  We welcome new data sources, applications, visualizations and ideas as entries. It features four main categories: Inspire, Decipher, Impact and Enable. In addition to these, the participants can also be awarded with challenge prizes.
This year’s competition will be launched at the 6th of June. Please join us at the Design Museum, Helsinki, to hear what we have in store this year.
14:00 Coffee
14:15 Welcome, Project Manager Joonas Pekkanen, Forum Virium Helsinki 
14:20 Open Knowledge Finland and data coaching, Antti Poikola 
14:30 Presentation from the Finnish Association for Online Democracy, Sami Majaniemi 
14:40 Apps4Finland 2014 – introduction to this year’s competition, Joonas Pekkanen 
15:00 Chairman of the jury, Mikael Jungner 
15:15 Presenting local apps competitions – Apps4Lounais-Suomi, Sanna Jokela 
15:20 Presenting local apps competitions – Apps4Pirkanmaa, Joonas Dukpa 
15:30 Parner info 
– Open data programme: Mikael Vakkari, Ministry of finance
– Ilta-Sanomat: Timo Rinne
– Helsinki Region Infoshare, Tanja Lahti
– National Land Survey of Finland, Antti Kosonen
– Statistics Finland, Heli Mikkelä
– LYNET, Eero Mikkola, The Finnish Forest Research Institute
– Resident activities within the City of Helsinki, Ari Tammi
16:00 Event ends

Schedule for 2014:
3rd of November 2014: Deadline for entries
3rd of December 2014: Awards ceremony
Apps4Finland is organized by Forum Virium Helsinki, Open Knowledge Finland and the Finnish Association for Online Democracy.
More information:
Project Manager Joonas Pekkanen
tel. + 358 50 584 6800

Time: 06/06/2014 – 14:00 – 16:00 – 06/06/2014 – 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki


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