Big Innovation Centre Hackathon for Big Data Week PwC, 7 More London Riverside

9 May 2014 | 10:00 – 16:00

Following our first event on the availability of public data, we will be hosting a hackathon which aims to find uses for this public data in response to certain challenges; again, all for Big Data Week.

The aim of the hackathon is for everyone involved to come away with some solid ideas as to how they might use publicly available data to good use. For instance, we will be inviting teams to look to solve challenges surrounding the following public datasets:

  • Rivers, Flooding and Pollution data from global satellites
  • Real-time meteorological data
  • Micro-level social data from the Social Attitudes Survey
  • Geographical data from the Ordnance Survey Street View
  • Oceanographic data (e.g. full-depth ocean model simulations)

We will aim to bring together companies, research councils, students and any data enthusiasts who would like to attend. Hopefully, we can provide some more information in the next few weeks.


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