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image Winners of the #AlimenData hackathon

Winners of the #AlimenData hackathon

Meet the winners of Hackathon # AlimenData. After a 24-hour day, Gabriel Álzate and Yakkay Bernal were the winners of the #AlimenData hackathon and will travel to Buenos Aires (Argentina) next September to attend the Regional Open Data Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean ( OpenLatam and ConDatos). In response to the challenge of bringing citizens closer to taking care of the resources of the Programa de Alimentación Escolar (PAE), the team of electronic engineers of the District University proposed the creation of an electronic mail service, which will inform the parents of family, the weekly food menu that will be given to your children. The main advantage of the proposal was the ability to identify a solution by sending an email and internet connection for 5 minutes a week, with the parents being the main providers of the PAE, providing a simple and innovative solution. A hackathon #AlimenData enrolled 36 teams, of which 10 were selected who worked for 24 hours in the company of 16 mentors, who supported them in aspects such as information management and databases, pitch presentation, innovation, design, among others. The #AlimenData hackathon was carried out within the framework of the International Open Data Day, held on March 3. Activity carried out by the Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público, Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones, Departamento Nacional de Planeación (DNP), la Secretaría de Transparencia de la Presidencia de La República y Open Knowledge Colombia. Note: Janyther Guerrero Arenas 
image Winner of Rally Colombia

Winner of Rally Colombia

Do you know who is the winner being a seer of the public works of the Rally Colombia? For 16 days, Juan Fernando Libreros Lozano and Claudia Patricia Lozano Angarita toured the department of Cauca and Valle del Cauca, visiting public works to participate in Rally Colombia. In the contest, which promoted citizen oversight, more than 200 Colombians participated, who visited 53 places throughout the country. Juan Fernando and Claudia Patricia stood out for conducting interviews, notes and video-reports on 26 public works of the departments. As a reward, Juan Fernando will travel in July 2018 to Tbilisi (Georgia) to attend the World Open Government Summit. Rally Colombia was held within the framework of the International Day of Open Data held on March 3, activity carried out by the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications, the National Planning Department (DNP) ), the Transparency Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic and Open Knowledge Colombia. Below you can see the results of citizen participation: Source: