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Attention all hackers, developers, statisticians and residents with an interest in open data! Join the 4th Annual Open Data Day Hackathon hosted by the City of Edmonton in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) and MacEwan University.

From seasoned hackers to those just beginning to learn what open data is all about, the hackathon welcomes all to learn more about open data. The day includes a series of hands-on learning workshops, a speed Data-ing session and more.  

Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
Time: 9:30am-6pm (Doors open at 9am)
Location: MacEwan University, 6-201 – Multi-Purpose Room, 10700 104 Ave NW
Hackathon Registration - Refreshments will be provided. ​Space is limited to 150 participants.

Follow the event on Twitter using #opendataday

The hackathon is part of an International Open Data Day hackfest to encourage the adoption of open data policies by local, regional and national governments worldwide. Citizens in cities from around the world will unite and spend the day using public data to write applications, develop apps and games, create visualizations and publish analyses.

The hackathon is great opportunity for residents to see how they can use raw open data to create meaningful visualizations without the need for sophisticated tech skills. Residents will also have the chance to help City representatives generate fresh ideas on how City data sets can be used to improve the lives of Edmontonians.

Workshops:

Introduction to KNIME

Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
Time: 11:15am-12:15pm
Presented by: Usman Rizwa, Data Scientist, City of Edmonton
Details: Review clustering algorithms and see how they can be applied to analyze intersection collision in the city.

Visualizing Open Data with Tableau Public

Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
Time: 1-2pm
Presented by: Manjeet Gill, Business Solutions Analyst, City of Edmonton
Details: In this hands-on workshop, learn the basics of using Tableau Public to create engaging, interactive visualizations.

 

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For More Information

Raquel Mann

Title EPL Communications Advisor
Telephone

780-495-9876

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