Year in Review 2015
Code for Germany
We've had another exciting and eventful year here at Code for Germany. Many new projects were initiated, people brought together, and the issues open data, citizen science and civic tech advanced in the public discourse. Our network saw new partners, members and labs – we are now a community of 25 labs in 23 cities and 2 regions, with over 300 volunteers. But not only the network, the team itself has also grown.
We present the highlights of the year in this annual review, and look forward to another magnificent year 2016!
APPS and PROTOTYPES
HOURS of CODING
The Science Year 2015 - an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research - was an opportunity for us to engage in urban development. The OK Labs Berlin, Karlsruhe, Wuppertal, Dresden and Leipzig organized Citizen Science Hackathons. These events allowed amateur scientists to work with designers, developers, and representatives of municipalities to venture new approaches and hacks for the problems of their cities. The result: digital tools, hardware and visualizations around urban issues such as air pollution, mobility and accessibility. A total of 30 hacks were developed, and more than 300 participants have attended the local events. The project was implemented in cooperation with Science in Dialog.
Hack your City