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Poster of the Open Data Brussels goes gender-smart hackathon

Gender equality on the menu of “Brussels Goes Gender-Smart” open-data hackathon

16 November 2016

On 24 November, gender equality will be at the heart of the “Brussels Goes Gender-Smart” open-data hackathon organised by Brussels Smart City, the Brussels Regional Informatics Center (BRIC) and non-profit organisation Amazone. Its purpose is to develop gender-smart applications which encourage gender equality in the Brussels urban area. The hackathon is open to all.

A first in Belgium

For the first time in Belgium, open data and gender equality will be brought together in a hackathon. This new event organised by Brussels Smart City is intended to stimulate commitment to equality between men and women through the development of gender-smart applications based on open data.
With a view to developing gender-smart applications, the participants will have access to the open data on the www.opendatastore.brussels portal. The following areas, which relate to gender equality, will be explored:
  • Living together (respect, combating sexism, combating harassment in public, etc.);
  • Urban services (public services, social services, communal services, etc.);
  • Urban planning (smart urban equipment and furniture, safety and feelings of insecurity, urban diagnosis, etc.);
  • Mapping (gamification, tourist itineraries, useful itineraries, urban diagnosis, etc.)
At the end of the day, each team will present its project to a jury of professionals. The prize? Participation in a MIC (Microsoft Innovation Center) bootcamp for each member of the winning team.

To take part or make suggestions

To take part in the hackathon:

Join this creative, public-spirited and fun initiative by registering on www.genderbrussels.eventbrite.com. Don’t wait, the number of places is limited!

Any suggestions?

Do you feel concerned by gender equality? Do you have ideas you would like to suggest to the hackathon participants? Send your gender-equality ideas via the online form at www.gender.brussels.

Practical Info

  • Date: 24 November 2016, 8:30 to 18:00
  • Venue: CIRB, 21 Avenue des Arts, 1000 Brussels
  • The number of places is limited.
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