March 31, 2015
Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) was an intense 48-hour, Canada-wide event to build the best app utilizing federal government data from Canada's Open Government portal.
Niew Labs members Jigdel Kuyee, Rob McDiarmid, Lev Perelman and Daniil Shevelev are the CODE Grand Champions, winners of $15,000 for their Career Path app.
McDiarmid and Perelman are recent graduates of the Department of Computer Science.
Career Path is aimed at helping Canadian youth discover, research and choose future career paths. It allows them to search by various professions and view visualizations of projected employment statistics and job prospects for the chosen field, based on data from Employment and Social Development Canada. It also ties these job titles to actual opportunities that are updated real-time by GlassDoor.
The team also won $5,000 in the Youth Employment category.
Over 1300 participants took part in 340 teams across the country, making CODE 2015 the largest hackathon in Canadian History.
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