The fourth edition of the Hackathon unveiled applications useful to both civil servants and the general public

Press release on the Hackathon of the Public Administration – 10 October 2022

The fourth edition of the Hackathon of the Public Administration took place on Friday and Saturday, 7-8 October, at the headquarters of the Supreme Audit Office in Prague. More than two dozen programmers met to create, within 24 hours, prototypes of new applications based on open government data useful to the general public.

“All public administration information, wit the exception of classified, confidential and sensitive information, should be public and easily accessible for the general public. Using available data can help the state address both crisis situations and citizens’ problems", said Miloslav Kala, President of the Supreme Audit Office, who hosted the event.

“The Hackathon has proven in its past editions the benefits for both the state and its citizens when the state makes its data available. It has shown how these data can be used to gain new knowledge, to create applications for better state decision-making and to improve the environment we live in", said Ondřej Filip, CEO of CZ.NIC, a partner organisation of the event.

The expert jury selected the three best applications developed in the 24-hour marathon. First came the team which created an app called “Mapublika” aimed at data visualisation. It is intended as a universal tool for uploading datasets and presenting them on a map of the Czech Republic (broken down into regions and districts). The main advantage lies in the possibility to view any number of maps side by side and to search for correlations. The app also includes an interactive section that seeks to find interesting and user-related data (by residence) on the datasets, turning them into a short quiz. “It is a general tool for ordinary users. Everyone can choose and visualise their data," explained the jury’s choice Radka Domanská, the National Open Data Coordinator from the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic. The same team also won the first prize for using the “mojeID” (“myID”) tool.

The second place was awarded to the School District Team. This team’s application translates texts containing geographical data – most commonly decrees, e.g. the catchment areas of primary schools – into a visual map. It is a useful application for both civil servants and parents. The jury acknowledged that the creators focused on how to simplify the work of officials, as well as addressing a real problem. This team also ranked second for using the tool “mojeID”.

A team made up of students came third with their application “SENIOR.exeKUCE”. The authors of this app looked into the dependency between the number of retired persons with enforcement deductions and their educational attainment, marital status and, for example, the number of entrepreneurs among them. The data was analysed at district level. According to the jury, it is a good analytical tool that could help the state to better target aid.

“I am glad that a number of quality projects was introduced at the Hackathon and I hope the state will be more supportive of data-based decision-making,” summarised the event “hackujstat 4.0” (“hack the state 4.0”) Adam Golecký, CEO of NIX.CZ, partner of the Hackathon.

A total of 13 public administration institutions were involved in this year’s Hackathon. Detailed information, including the abovementioned apps, can be found on the website

Communication Department
Supreme Audit Office

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