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Finally, December 1 saw the start of Developing Latin America 2012 (#DAL2012). This year, the regional hackathon organised by the Ciudadano Inteligente (Intelligent Citizen) Foundation [en] is being carried out [en] in 8 Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.
Chile, home to the Ciudadano Inteligente Foundation headquarters, has seen various media outlets covering the topic. For example, the website of radio Cooperativa reported:
La iniciativa que busca la creación de aplicaciones que intenten solucionar problemas sociales, se realiza a esta hora en Santiago, Viña del Mar y Temuco, ciudades donde desarrolladores web, periodistas y diseñadores son los creativos encargados de crear la mejor aplicación al servicio del desarrollo social del país y la región.
The initiative, that looks to create applications that aim to solve social problems, is currently being carried out in Santiago, Viña del Mar and Temuco; all cities where web developers, journalists and designers are the creatives in charge of producing the best application that serves both the social development of the region as well as of the country.
Two of the main activities that characterised the first hours of the day were the organisation and the fine-tuning of the participating teams, and the expert exhibitions in a variety of fields, such as public transport, education, budgets, and more technical aspects such as web mapping and data licensing amongst others.
In Escuelab, the hackathon headquarters in Peru, these were some of the speakers that contributed as much with their experiences as with their suggestions:
1.- Cynthia Yamamoto from www.transitemos.org 2.- Rosa Gutierrez from www.las3renmiaula.com 3.- Victor Luyo from the Municipality of Lima, Assistant-Manager in Informatics 4.- Javier Casas from www.sumaciudadana.org and www.llenametuagenda.pe 5.- Camila Bustamante, La Factura and Datea.pe 6.- Yannick Warnier from Chamilo Association
In Buenos Aires, Wingu, the organisation in charge of #DAL2012, said:
From Uruguay via Twitter, DATA (@DataUY) reported on their work teams:
Early in the afternoon Maikol Porras from Costa Rica (@maikolporras) updated:
A little afterwards, a round of reports was introduced, commenting on how the different work teams were advancing in each headquarter. Here for example, the report from Mexico via Juan Manuel Casanueva:
Soon we will bring more news and results from #DAL2012!
Other related posts: [All in English unless otherwise noted]
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Hackathons in Droves: How is a Hackathon Organised?
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