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Participants are invited to create innovative apps based on open data sets.
We envisage 3 thematical challenges:
Participants may choose other thematic challenges, participants should not limit their projects to one thematic direction only.
What data sets will be available?
Digital collection “Rainis and Aspazija” – http://runa.lnb.lv/
National bibliography – Information about books and periodic literature published in Latvia from 1525 until 2017. https://www.lnb.lv/en/catalogues-and-databases/national-bibliography
Participants may combine above mentioned data sets with other open data sources. We encourage to use at least one data set from Latvia’s open data portal: https://data.gov.lv.
What tools will be available?
Participants are not limited to using any specific data processing tool or technology. We expect participants to bring their PCs (and other relevant devices for app development and showcasing) complete with the software stack of their choice.
Given the time constraints of this event, we encourage participants to prepare development environment and become comfortable with their choice of software before coming to the event.
We advocate fair use of technology and expect participants to obey any relevant copyright rules for the technology used during event.
As a complimentary option, eazyBI data visualization tool will be provided free of charge for participants.
At the end of the event, we expect participants to pitch a prototype for original, innovative mobile or web application bringing value to society or a specific group of users.
Following evaluation criteria will be used by jury:
Representatives of LATA, organizing committee, supporting organizations and event mentors will participate in the jury.
Prize money is net amount payable to the selected team of participants (prize money per team), subject to all relevant national and EU export and sanction limitations.
Hackathon partners may elect to provide additional prizes and gifts to participants.
Who can participate?
We encourage cross functional teams, including software developers, UI/UX experts, data scientists and mathematicians, data analysts, journalists, GIS experts, participants from NGOs, government officials, tourism experts, transport experts and any other interested parties.
We expect around 50 participants split in teams of maximum 5 people. Participation is free of charge, but participants must cover all travel and accommodation expenses.
Why consider participating?
Participants planning to spend whole datathon night on site should take a mat and sleeping bag. Food will be served on site for free, but please note that we may not be able to accomodate all dietary requirements. Information about transportation to hackathon venue here.
Hackathon language – English.
Hackathon coordinator: Ieva Vītoliņa, email: email@example.com
Pre-event seminar about available data sets, tools, expected results and other relevant datathon information. Seminar will take place in Latvian University building, Faculty of Computing at Raina blvd. 19, Room 303 (18.00-19.45). Online streaming will be provided.
Hackathon will take place in LVRTC TV Tower.
EMIL SYUNDYUKOV (LATVIA)
STEVEN ADLER (USA)
CREATOR OF THE DATA GOVERNANCE INDUSTRY
NIKA ALEKSEJEVA (LATVIA)
DATA VISUALIZATION AND DATA JOURNALISM TRAINER
ULDIS BOJĀRS (LATVIA)
OPEN DATA AND LINKED DATA EXPERT
TOMS CEĻMILLERS (LATVIA)
OPEN DATA EXPERT
KAREL CHARVAT (CZECH REPUBLIC)
OPEN GEOSPATIAL DATA EXPERT
PĒTERIS JURČENKO (LATVIA)
RAIMONDS SIMANOVSKIS (LATVIA)
eazyBI FOUNDER, OPEN DATA EXPERT
DANIEL WOLF (GERMANY)
INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT EXPERT
Registration will close on September 25, 2018! Number of participants is limited. Registration of participants to hackathon is done in the application order, however, the organizers reserve the right to give preference to the registration to those members whose skills or knowledge are necessary for the team to cover the implementation of ideas.
Before registering, please read the rules for the processing of personal data: in Latvian or in English.
TV Tower in Zakusala (Zaķusalas krastmala 1, Zemgales priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1050)
Pre-event seminar will be held in Raina blvd. 19, Riga (Latvian University)
TRANSPORTATION TO HACKATHON VENUE
Trolley bus: 19
Bus: 40; 233