February 27, 2014

The Canadian Open Data Experience, or CODE, is an Open Data appathon where developers, students, and Open Data enthusiasts are invited to use Government of Canada data sets to develop consumer-friendly applications. It’s the first national appathon that specifically calls upon participants to re-purpose Canadian federal Open Data into something novel and useful with the goal of solving problems and increasing productivity for Canadians. CODE is coming up quickly, and we are very excited.

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February 21, 2014

On January 9, 2014, we posted a blog about the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE), a 48-hour appathon taking place from February 28 – March 2, 2014. This event challenges coders and developers to turn federal government open data into useful apps and tools for Canadians.

We’re building on the success of the Great Canadian Appathon (GCA), which focuses on mobile games. The fourth GCA took place in January, and recently the competition’s top 15 teams were announced.

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February 04, 2014

Govloop, a community of public sector professionals, recently published their Top 5 Predictions for Government in 2014, and "Open Data as Innovation Driver" made the list. We're inclined to agree – not only that Open Data is important, but that it could be among the most powerful drivers for the Government of Canada throughout 2014.

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January 09, 2014

The Government of Canada is partnering with XMG Studio to host a nationwide Open Data appathon – an intense 48-hour coding sprint where innovators compete to build applications (apps) using federal government data from  Coined the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE), this event will be held February 28 – March 2, 2014.

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December 20, 2013

by Alice Born (Guest Blogger)

Open data users voted the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and the National Occupational Classification (NOC) as their top priorities to be made available via the Open Data Portal,, and they are now up.

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