[ubuntu-uk] Young Rewired State

Tim Dobson lists at tdobson.net
Sat Aug 7 15:36:28 BST 2010

On 07/08/10 12:06, Alan Bell wrote:
> I was at the presentations yesterday for the Young Rewired State
> hackweek http://rewiredstate.org/young lots of young people, including
> our very own Isabell Long throwing together applications and mashups
> based on government data. Joe O'Dell was along as well, but sadly was
> too young to fully take part this year! There was a panel of judges
> including Andrew Stott, the government Director of Digital Engagement.
> Isabell's application GovSpark won a special prize for the app most
> likely to irritate the civil service which is great! The event is much
> more about Open Data than Open Source, the laptop of choice for the next
> generation of technology leaders is clearly the Macbook, but there were
> a number of Ubuntu laptops present (in fact the Manchester team did 20
> application demos on Tim Dobson's Ubuntu laptop).

:P Considering there were about 30 apps in total and 14 were from
Manchester and were demo'd on my Thinkpad running Ubuntu you can twist
the stats in our direction if you want. (not very representative though!)

All the Young Rewired State Manchester applications are currently linked
from http://dev.dfey.org including the farcical html5 ones. :P

If you're based in Manchester then you may be interested in some of the
buss timetable applications we built.

Again, you can play with everything on http://dev.dfey.org :)

For victims who didn't suffer yesterday, the YRS Manchester video is
here: http://tdobson.net/node/422

Thanks again to everyone!



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