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MongoDB looks to create public sector apps through Tech City hackathon

The hackathon will be hosted next month in Shoreditch

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Database provider MongoDB is tasking developers, database administrators and architects with building UK public sector applications at a hackthon in London's Tech City next month. 

MongoDB, who will host and sponsor the Hackathon on 15 April, will ask hackathon entrants to build the applications on its open-source NoSQL database technology, which it claims can be used to build and scale applications more rapidly than on traditional databases. 

MongoDB hopes the event will bring together some of Britain’s best developers in the public sector.

Attendees will be asked to demonstrate how they believe existing public sector services can be improved through technology innovation. 

At the end of the hackathon, developer teams will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas in 10-minute slots, with five minutes for a live demo and five minutes for Q&A from the audience and judging panel.

Unspecified prizes will be awarded to the best ideas, according to the event page. 

“Britain’s developer community is spearheading unprecedented technological change in the public sector, transforming services and improving lives," said Joe Morrissey, vice president for the EMEA region at MongoDB. "This event will bring together some of the UK’s most talented IT innovators who are driving improvements to all areas of government, from health to education, bringing forward bright ideas to create a modern, digital public sector fit for the future,” 

MongoDB, founded in 2007, is certified on the G-Cloud and already works with public sector organisations like The Met Office and the National Archives.

Those wishing to enter the hackathon can apply here



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