A data visualization hackathon is a design sprint-like event in which people collaborate intensively on data visualization projects.Find Out More About Our Previous Hackathon at George Washington University
This event is open to undergraduates and graduate students at the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University, as well as Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de Antioquia, and Universidad del Norte. Contestants will compete as teams of 2-4 students, with a maximum of 1 non-student member on each team.
In addition to the chance to earn prizes you’ll be able to develop a visualization that showcases a fresh perspective on data, opens up new feedback loops, informs policy, and improves program implementation for the public good!
We are seeking dynamic data visualizations that are information-oriented outputs (examples of past submissions can be found here ) that can answer topical questions with data and be useful in terms of informing policy. Note that we are not looking for phone apps or computer programs.
Tuesday, February 4th >> online registration opens * Thursday, February 13th to Friday March 6th >> competition duration * registration will close on Feb. 27
Data will be available Online at this link from February 13th to March 6th and an award ceremony will take place April 2nd at the Shah Family Expo at Purdue University
To see the full hackathon rules click hereor aqui por Espanol
Visualize the Venezuelan migration crisis in Colombia, perform exploratory analysis and give insights from the data.
LASER-CGDV Colombia Hackathon
Additional data from reputable organizations can be used at the team’s discretion with proper citation
Consists of a number of datasets that can be sorted by country such as “Demographics for UNHCR populations of concern residing in Colombia”
Data on the sum of refugees and asylum seekers from Venezuela as reported by host countries
Data on global migration including key migration statistics by country with data sets.
Open Data portal from the Government of Colombia
General List of CGDV recommended data sources; non-hackathon specific.
World Bank Group summary report on Venezuelan migration to Colombia (Spanish).
An interactive infographic story describing some of the issues and challenges facing Venezuelan migrants.
Senior Data Scientist, Data Analytics & Visualization, The QED Group LLC
Deputy Director, Global Health and Data Solutions, The QED Group LLC
Program Manager, Pulte Institute for
Iván Mauricio Gaitán Gómez
Director of Risk, Analysis & Information (RAI Colombia)
Assoc Prof, Dept. of Computer and Information Technology (CIT), Purdue University
Juan Diego Velasquez
Managing Director, Colombia-Purdue Partnership in the Office of Global Partnerships
Dr. Chad Laux
Assoc Prof, Dept. of Computer and
Chief of Party Laser Pulse
Because of COVID-19 the International Development Expo at Purdue will not be held as planned. We will contact the winners to notify them the second week of April, and announce the results online at this time as well.Check out all the submissions!