Want to use big data to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?
For whom is Big Data: Techpreneurs for Good for?Data scientists, coders and innovators (on their own, at IOs, startups or at private businesses) who get a kick of manipulating data sets to uncover trends, facts and nuances that can be used to make the world a better place.
Why is this hackathon different?1) It's focused on humanitarian, social and public interest topics. Interdisciplinary teams of selected participants will work together.
During the Big Data Hackathon on Nov 10 - 12, participants will work in multidisciplinary teams to solve the humanitarian challenge presented, with mentoring and support tailored to your needs.
The challenges tackled:
|Challenge Name||Framing||Theme||Potential data sources|
|Humanitarian Foresight||How can we leverage Big Data to assess risk of political violence ?||SDG16||Securaxis, Nethosphere|
|Building SDG Partnerships||How to drive collaboration on SDGs through social media intelligence?||SDG17||Nethosphere/Living Nethos SDG influencer maps|
|Health risk modelling||How to model epidemic spread using open data ?||SDG3||Global Fund, World Bank Open Data, World Health Organization|
|Open data analysis toolbox for the world||Use public data about the City to improve a system using High performance data analysis technique like those used in LHC experiments.||SDG9||LHC - CERN open data|
|Improving Food Security||How to improve food assistance for populations in need?||SDG2||Project 8|
Open datasetsBellow are some of the datasets that will be used during the Hackathons: Thanks to the support of the IBM, you will also have a possibility to access multiple tools, including access to IBM Watson's “Open Bar”.
AgendaFriday, Nov 10
18h30 welcome & project overview (vision, goal, methodology, schedule of the weekend)
18h50 Meet the challenge setters & partners
19h10 Ice breaker & meet the teams
From 19:30 Cocktail availableSat, Nov 11:
9h - 9h15 welcome back
9h15-9:30 team building
9h30 - 10h15 intro to the tool: how to manipulate the data sets
10h15 - 12h work time*
12h - 13h30 lunch - Cuisine Lab
13h30 - 15h work time*
15h - 15h30 Blockchain, Watson, et Internet of Things by Pierre Kauffmann, IBM Switzerland
15h30 - 16h coffee break
16h - 18h work time*
18:00 – 18:59 midterm presentation
19h - 19h15 Check out - possibility to stay for dinner and continue hackingSun, Nov 12:
9h - 9h15 welcome back
9h15 - 12h work time *
12h - 13h30 lunch
13h30 - 16h30 work time *
16h30 - 17h coffee break
17h - 18h30 Presentation of projects in front of Jury** - open to the public
18h30 - 21h00 Announcement of winner team and cocktail* several business help desks are available throughout the weekend, to be booked for periods of 30min. Topics can include: business modeling, sales, marketing, coding, etc