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Eircode is a smart location postcode for all Irish postal addresses. Every address across the country has a unique Eircode which shows exactly where it is located. It is now possible to quickly identify distances and routes between addresses. It is also possible to calculate distance and identify the optimum route to or from previously non-unique addresses.

 

X-Gov Hack wants to explore the benefits of Government data sets and the use of Eircodes further. Using Eircodes and Open Data from different public bodies, X- Gov Hack wants to find new and innovative ways to help citizens find and use public services. Hackers will be tasked with developing solutions to challenges set on this one day event.

Where will the event take place?

NDRC, The Digital Exchange, Crane Street, Dublin, D08 HKR9

When?

10 February 2017 – One Day Event

Who is involved?

This is a partnership with the following State bodies:

The Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment (DCCAE)
Dublin City University (DCU)
The Department of Public Expenditure & Reform (DPER)
The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA)
The National Transport Authority (NTA)
Ordinance Survey Ireland (OSI)
The Health Service Executive (HSE)

What can you win?

1st Prize – €5,000
2nd Prize – €2,000
3nd Prize – €1,000

How can you enter?

Entry is free but you need to register to get tickets for the event.

For more information and details on how to get tickets go to X-Gov Hack Your Way Day.

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