2020 Winnipeg Open Data Hackathon

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2020 Winnipeg Open Data Hackathon

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 9:00 pm



In celebration of International Open Data Day (https://opendataday.org), DecisionWorks Consulting (https://decisionworks.ca), together with Launch Coworking (https://launchcoworking.ca), and with support from The City of Winnipeg Open Data Initiative (https://data.winnipeg.ca), are hosting the 2020 Winnipeg Open Data Hackathon on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

The theme of the 2020 hackathon is: Envisioning the City of the Future using Open Data

Winnipeg is growing – how can the City of Winnipeg’s data help shape the future of our city?

This fun, educational and challenging event is free and open to all data-minded people, including aspiring or practicing Data Scientists, Data Analysts, data hobbyists, students and Citizen Data Journalists.

The 2020 event will focus on the creative use of Open Data, geo-spatial analytics and mapping to envision Winnipeg as a city of the future.

Each prototype or demo must make use of at least one dataset obtained from the City of Winnipeg Open Data Portal (https://data.winnipeg.ca).

The Hackathon will kick off on the morning of Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Launch Coworking (Southside) with registration, hot pancake breakfast / brunch and presentations to learn about the City of Winnipeg Open Data initiative, and how to access the publicly available datasets from The City of Winnipeg Open Data Portal.

After the presentations, participants will jointly brainstorm use-cases, discuss and shortlist selected ideas for designing prototype solutions or creating proof-of-concept demonstrations.

The participants then form into separate teams to collaboratively design and build prototype solutions over the course of the afternoon. After dinner, the teams will be invited to present their solutions to all in attendance and members of the City of Winnipeg administration before the event wrap-up and post-event networking.

Interesting projects may be considered for further development and collaboration with the City of Winnipeg and / or DecisionWorks.


* Important to know:

• There are no fees to be an event attendee or hackathon participant; but you should RSVP for this event here.

• Hackathon participants must bring your own laptop computer or portable computer system to the event.

• Brunch, snacks & drinks, and dinner will be provided to all event participants.


Hackathon Time Schedule:

9:30 am – Doors Open, Participant Registration, Self-Serve Brunch, Pre-Event Networking.

10:30 am – Welcome by Event Sponsor: DecisionWorks Consulting.

10:40 am – Welcome by Event Co-Sponsor: Launch Coworking.

10:45 am – Welcome by Glen Cottick, City of Winnipeg CIO, to discuss the theme: Envisioning the city of the future using Open Data.

11:00 am – Overview Presentation about the Winnipeg Open Data Portal.

11:30 am – Group Brainstorming of various solutions and data analytics approaches (Facilitator: Grant Barkman)

12 Noon – Discuss and shortlist solutions for prototyping.

12:20 pm – Form Teams.

12:30 pm – Start Hacking

6:00 pm – Dinner

6:45 pm – Presentation of Solutions

8:00 pm – Closing Remarks

8:15 pm – 9:30 pm: Post-Event Networking


March 7
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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200-1460 Chevrier Blvd · Winnipeg, MB
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