Dutch House of Representatives hosts hackers for Accountability Hack 2017


The Court of Audit of the Netherlands, Open State Foundation and the House of Representatives of the Netherlands join hands for the second edition of Accountability Hack

Following the first successful edition of Accountability Hack in 2016, the Court of Audit of the Netherlands and Open State Foundation will organise a second edition on 9 June in the building of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands. During this hackathon, the challenge for app developers is to show government money flows and performance in new innovative ways using open data.

During the first edition in 2016, set up by the Court of Audit and Open State Foundation together with the Central Bureau of Statistics and some government ministries, more than 60 developers worked on eighteen creative (web) applications that better understand the effectiveness of government policies. Last year the hackathon took place in the building of the Court of Audit, now the Dutch Parliament welcomes coders and developers. A great moment, since the House of Representatives recently made her own data available through its own Open Data Portal.

Anyone who uses open data to understand the effectiveness and efficiency of policies and expenditures is welcome to Accountability Hack 2017. The hackathon is intended for developers, programmers, designers and data journalists. A jury will decide which teams make the best apps. For the winners € 7,500 is available for prize money. There is also a side event for interested policy makers, data holders, financial trainees, directors and members of parliament.

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Accountability Hack is an initiative of the Court of Auditors together with the Central Bureau of Statistics and the ministries of Internal Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance and Infrastructure and Environment. The House of Representatives is hostess. The hackathon is organised in collaboration with Open State Foundation. The full program is here.