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49he Provincial Government of Tarlac, Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), Department of Budget and Management- Open Data Philippines, in partnership with Microsoft Philippines, conducted the first LGU-initiated local hackathon on 24-25 January, 2015 at the Provincial Capitol of Tarlac, Tarlac City.
The two-day event was held to create a "solution", through creation of an app, that will help the Provincial Government of Tarlac the following:
• Promote their tourism;
• Integrate GIS data and community/user involvement for quick emergency responses and traffic monitoring;
• Make a job seeker find work openings thatmatches his/her qualifications, more convenient and help local businesses reach more job seekers; and,
• Make the services, information and profile of health facilities and schools in the province be known to public.
12 team of "hackers" (app developers) from all over the country attended the said event. A panel of judges from the Provincial Government of Tarlac, ULAP, Open Data PH and Microsoft chose the best app, wherein the Team MH406 won with their web-based application, TGIS- Tarlac Geographic Information System.
This locally initiated hackathon is part of ULAP's commitment as representative of LGUs in the Philippine-Open Government Partnership Steering Committee to help localize and mainstream OGP commitments.
On behalf of ULAP, we would like to thank all the hackers and partners who made #HackTarlac2015 a success!
For more information, please click the link below: #HACKTARLAC2015: THE TARLAC HACKATHON CHALLENGE