The Open Data Challenge is made up of a few key events: workshops, an ideation session, and a Data Jam. Each of these events is free to participate in and open to the public. You can participate in as many of the Open Data Challenge Events as you’d like – whether that is just one event or all of them. More information about each event is provided below.
Workshop: Telling Your Story
When:Where: Brandywine Hundred Library
Sometimes building a website isn’t good enough for telling the world about what you’ve made. Sometimes, you need to tell the story in person. This two hour storytelling workshop will focus on how to successfully demonstrate the value of a product you’ve built to an audience.Register Today!
Data Jam Closing
When: Tuesday May 8, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: Theatre N, 1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801
After a full month of work, teams from the Data Jam will present what they’ve built. Each team will have the opportunity to show off their work to a panel of judges. There is up to $35,000 on the line for winning teams.
Join us to see what each team was able to build over the course of the month!
Workshop: Visualizing Data
When: Saturday February 10, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Brandywine Hundred Library
When: Sunday February 25, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: Horn Program in Entrepreneurship’s Venture Development Center
Work collaboratively to come up with the key issues that need to be solved to make Delaware the most accessible state in the country. You’ll have the chance to talk with experts, share your experiences, and learn from other community members. You don’t need any particular skill to join – just a desire to help your community and a willingness to participate. The ideas and challenges generated from this 4 hour event will be used as part of the Data Jam.Recap Coming Soon!
Workshop: Mapping Your Data
When: Thursday March 1, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: To be determined
One of the most powerful ways to visualize information is by putting it on to a map. Stephen Hess will discuss some basic and intermediate techniques for mapping data using open source tools in this two hour workshop.Recap Coming Soon!
Workshop: Building a Website
When: Thursday March 15, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: The Coin Loft
In this interactive workshop, we’ll cover how to put up a simple website to show off the work that you’ve done for the Open Data Challenge! We’ll teach you how to register a domain name, set up hosting, install WordPress, and set you up with a suite of tools that will make it easy to build your first website and share it with the world. This is a hands-on workshop so if you’re interested in following along, please bring your laptop.Recap Coming Soon!
Data Jam Kick Off
When: April 7, 2018
Where: Evans Hall at the University of Delaware
The Data Jam is a month-long hackathon, kicking off in April and wrapping up in May. We’ll be tackling accessibility challenges in the First State. To solve the challenges, you’ll have the opportunity to work in teams of up to 5 people. There are up to $35,000 in grant prizes available for teams that build the best prototype solutions.Recap Coming Soon!