What

For the first time in Québec, citizens come together to help fight corruption: this is Hacking Corruption, an events where all citizens are invite to join forces and create tools that will help prevent collusion and corruption in Québec.

In a collaborative spirit, we'll work towards making the best out of technology and available government (open) data to help governments and fellow citizens make sure that public funds are used without abuse.

Why?

Each year in Québec, more than 5 billion dollars is spent on infrastructure project to improve the quality of life of québecois and québecoises.

Whether renovation or construction, wether physical or IT infrastrcutreus, are often prey to abuse, which lead to excessive spending on avoidable budget overspending.

When?

The week-end of November 10th-11th 2012 (time and details will be announced soon)

Where?

At Centre communautaire de loisirs Sainte-Catherine d'Alexandrie, 1700 Rue Amherst, Montréal, QC, H2L 3L5 (map)

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Programme

Note: the following is in French only for now, sorry about the inconvenience!

Samedi, 10 novembre 2012

Quand Quoi Qui
08:00-09:0 Inscription et déjeuner   Grande salle
09:00-09:30 Mot de bienvenue   Grande salle
09:30-10:00 Allocution d’ouverture Jean Fortier
Ancien président du comité exécutif de la ville de Montréal
Grande salle
10:00-10:30 Création des équipes    
10:30-11:45 Atelier 1 James Turk, développeur chez Sunlight Labs, Sunlight Foundation
Présentation du projet OpenStates.org
Salle de formation
12:00-13:00 Lunch    
13:15-14:30 Atelier 2 Miriam Fahmy, directrice de la recherche et des publications
Discussion sur l’État du Québec et la corruption
Salle de formation
14:30-15:00 Pause café    
15:15-16:15 Atelier 3 Sébastien Pierre, FFunction
Données ouvertes et visualisation de données
Salle de formation
16:30-17:00 Clôture    

Dimanche, 11 novembre 2012

Quand Quoi Qui
08:00-09:00 Inscription et déjeuner   Grande salle
09:00-09:30 Mot de bienvenue   Grande salle
09:30-10:00 Création des équipes   Grande salle
10:30-11:45 Atelier 4 Nord Ouvert
Survol des projets de transparence et du renouvellement de l’engagement citoyen
Salle de formation
12:00-13:00 Lunch   Grande salle
13:15-14:30 Atelier 5 Ligue d’action civique
Discussion sur la vigilance citoyenne dans les processus électoraux québécois
Salle de formation
14:30-15:45 Atelier 6 Louis Charbonneau
Lecture citoyenne de notre budget provincial.
Salle de formation
16:00-16:45 Présentation des projets et annonce des prix Membres du jury:
  1. Jean Fortier
    Ancien président du comité exécutif de la ville de Montréal
  2. James McKinney
    Directeur, NordOuvert
  3. Québec Ouvert
  4. Roberto Rocha
    The Gazette
  5. James Turk
    développeur chez Sunlight Labs, Sunlight Foundation
 
16:45-17:00 Clôture    

Datasets

We are in the process of provide datasets o make it easier for everyone to get ready for the hackathon. Some of the following datasets are already available as open data, but some other have been scraped specially for the event!

What can I do?

Even thought hackathons attract a lot of developers, any one interested in helping solve the problem of corruption can come. Here are few tasks that anyone can do with (or without!) a computer:

Questions

We'd be happy to answer any question you might have, just send us an email to info@quebecouvert.org ou on Twitter @qcouvert.

Press

You can learn more about the event and about us by reading press articles on QuébecOuvert (mostly in French).