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Apps 4 Climate Action ยป Contest Details

A4CA

The A4CA contest is now over. This page is designed to provide you with information about the project. The project was a partnership between the following agencies:

A4CA
  • Climate Action Secretariat
  • GeoBC
  • Ministry of Citizens' Services.

 

 

 

 

Key Dates (2010)

  • March 26: Contest Launch (5 pm PST)
  • April 21: Contest open for submissions (9 am PST)
  • Aug. 8: Submission deadline (5 pm PST)
  • Aug. 11: Public voting period begins (5 pm PST)
  • Aug. 29: Public voting period ends (5 pm PST)
  • Sep. 16: Winners announced at awards ceremony

 

Contest Support

Webinar 1: May 11, 2010.  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PDT
Topic: B.C.'s Climate Change Data Catalogue is a composite listing of publicly available data related to climate change. Join staff from GeoBC and the Ministry of Citizens' Services as they talk about what’s in the catalogue and how it works.
Host: The Province of BC
Missed the webinar? Watch and listen to the recording: Climate Change Data Catalogue: Evolution and Inner Workings [swf] (44:50)

Webinar 2: May 25, 2010.  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PDT
Topic: Getting access to high-quality data is one thing, turning it into something that people can understand and make sense of is something else! Join the team at SAP to learn more about data visualization and analysis, and best practices in using information to engage the public.
Host: SAP Canada Inc.
Missed the webinar? Watch and listen to the recording: Getting the Most From Your Data(35:00)

Webinar 3: June 8, 2010.  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PDT
Topic: Microsoft has a suite of dev tools and widgets to help you out in developing your app in the contest entry. Join Microsoft for an overview of these free tools that are available to you and see some sample apps of what others have done with Microsoft technologies and Open Data.
Host: Microsoft Canada Inc.

Hackathon: June 17, 2010.  5:00 - 9:00 p.m. PDT
Topic: To help get the creative juices flowing, SAP is hosting an A4CA Hackathon for programmers in the Vancouver area. This is an opportunity for developers to meet, get advice from SAP engineers on data visualization and web services access, see new sustainability solutions from SAP, find collaborators for projects and start CODING apps for the contest!
Host: SAP Yaletown, 910 Mainland Street

Webinar 4: June 22, 2010.  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PDT
Topic: Analytic Design Group Inc. is a visionary user experience consulting firm with proven strategic, research and design skills to revolutionize your online and mobile presence. Join ADG as they walk through two case studies for web-based, data-rich applications by examining what usability issues and constraints influence the design process.
Host: Analytic Design Group Inc.
Missed the webinar? Watch the presentation: Designing Usable Apps: 2 Case Studies

Hackathon: June 23, 2010.  7:00 - 11:00 p.m. PDT
Topic: To help get the creative juices flowing, Ideawave and OpenDataBC are hosting an A4CA Hackathon for programmers in the Victoria area. This is an opportunity for developers to meet, get questions answered, find collaborators for projects and build some great apps!
Host: OpenDataBC, Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club Clubhouse (720 Belleville St. Victoria)
Event info: OpenDataBC

Webinar 5: July 13, 2010.  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PDT
Topic: A4CA sponsor David Eaves interviews Vancouver developer Luke Closs, the creator of VanTrash, an application that uses open data from the City of Vancouver.
Host: TELUS
Missed the webinar? Watch the presentation: David Eaves Interview With Luke Closs

Hackathon: July 28, 2010.  7:00 - 11:00 p.m. PDT
Topic: To help get the creative juices flowing, Ideawave and OpenDataBC are hosting an A4CA Hackathon for programmers in the Victoria area. This is an opportunity for developers to meet, get questions answered, find collaborators for projects and build some great apps!
Host: OpenDataBC, Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club Clubhouse (720 Belleville St. Victoria)
Event info: OpenDataBC

Prizes

  • Mobile App
    Grand Prize: $3000
    Second: $2000
    Third: $1000
    3 x Honourable Mention: iPhone*

  • Web App
    Grand Prize: $3000
    Second: $2000
    Third: $1000
    3 x Honourable Mention: iPhone*

  • People's Choice
    Grand Prize: $3000
    Second: $2000
    Third: $1000
    3 x Honourable Mention: iPhone*

  • Best of B.C.
    Grand Prize: $2000 + 3 Harbour Air Certificates*
    Second: $1000 + 3 Harbour Air Certificates*
    Third: $500 + 3 Harbour Air Certificates*
    1 x Honourable Mention: iPhone*
    3 x Honourable Mention: Harbour Air Certificate*

  • Overall Best App
    Grand Prize: $5500

*iPhones don't include a service plan; each Harbour Air Certificate is a return flight for two people redeemable on scheduled flights OR a scenic tour for two people.

Adjudication Criteria:

  1. Usefulness and relevance of the Application to raising awareness of climate change and climate related issues
  2. Innovation and creativity
  3. Visual appeal
  4. User experience

Contest Rules >

 

A4CA Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

microsoft SAP

 

Silver Sponsors


telus


netscribe

analytic design group eaves.ca

 

Bronze Sponsors

harbour-air vancouver-aquarium

 

 

 

 

 

Climate Change Data Catalogue 

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