9th November 2011

Kent Connects Developing Solutions – join us on Twitter


There’s still time to sign up for the Kent Connects Developing Solutions Camp on 25 November in Gravesend and help design or develop prototypes for selected ideas. Find out how to get involved & register for the event here.

Kent Connects competition aims to stimulate collaboration between public services, entrepreneurs and communities to develop innovative ways of using technology to improve your neighbourhoods.  There are 2 challenges “Report local issues” and to “Help people help each other in their neighbourhoods” with up to £2000 in prizes!  GeoVation is supporting the second of these challenges and looking for prototypes that make the best use of OS Open Data.  You can see examples of prototypes using OS OpenData and OS OpenSpace below.


By putting forward a software or visual prototype, you could see it become reality and help make a difference to your community. You have between now and the 18th November to submit a high level functional description of your prototype! The judges will filter down the top six prototypes (three prototypes for each of the Options below) that will be worked on the day.

Twitter chat: On Thursday 10 November between 3-4pm there we will host a live #developingsolutions Twitter chat.  Feel free to ask any questions you have about the Developing Solutions event or competition, OS Open Data, OS Open Space and Open 311 and we will be on hand to answer your questions straight away.

To join in:
1. Sign on to Twitter between 3 and 4 pm on Thursday
2. Follow the hashtag #developingsolutions
3. Ask any questions you have using the hashtag #developingsolutions in each question
4. We’ll answer your questions, also using the hashtag #developingsolutions