How can Big Data contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?
Interested to learn more about these events and the program's impact?
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.
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