Hacking Big Data and Open Data in San Diego #Hack4SD

Dates: February 18, 2017
(1st Round)
February 25-26,  2017
(2nd Round)
Location: Peterson Gym (Rm 153)
San Diego State University
Cost: FREE
Contact: Prof. Amy Schmitz Weiss
Github: Github

2017 Hackathon Themes

The hackathon will focus on one theme:

Health

Cost

          This Hackathon is FREE! Bring your ingenuity, creativity, imagination, a laptop and a charger! Anyone is welcome to participate. Students, engineers, developers, programmers, journalists, scientists, public officials, and community members are just a few people who may find this Big Data event of interest. Food and beverages will be provided as courtesy of our sponsors!



Become a sponsor!

Datasets

Lots of free and open San Diego datasets!

Tools

We've compiled a list of resources, APIs, libraries, and ideas just for you.

Presentation
1. Prezi 2. Emaze
3. Google Slides 4. Libre Office
5. Google Docs
Hosting
1. Amazon EC2 2. Github pages
3. Github 4. Dropbox
5. Heroku
Fire Sharing
1. Dropbox 2. Box
3. Google Drive 4. Amazon S3
5. FireZilla
Cloud Data Stores
1. Firebase 2. Parse
3. Backendless 4. Amazon S3
5. Amazon EC2
Project Management
1. Github 2. Trello
3. ASANA 4. Slack
Text Editors
1. Sublime Text 2. Atom
3. Notepad++ 4. TextWrangler

2017 Agenda

HACKATHON DAY ONE (Feb 18, WEEK-1)

Time

Schedule

Speaker

08:30 – 09:00 am

Check-in

09:00 – 09:30 am

Opening Remarks and Orientation

Prof. Amy Schmitz Weiss and Prof.  Ming Tsou (SDSU)

09:30 – 11:00 am

Public Health Presentations by Experts

TBD

11:00 – 12:00 pm

Question Presentation & Group Breakouts

12:00 – 01:00 pm

Lunch and Team Formation

01:30 – 02:30 pm

Design Thinking Workshop with Kevin (coaches available throughout afternoon)

02:45 – 03:30 pm

Process of Tools / Project plan basics

03:30 – 04:30 pm

Prepare project plan/proposal (meeting with coaches)

04:30 pm

Submission deadline

04:30 – 05:30 pm

Pitching Ideas based on the preliminary proposal/project plan
(individual presentations in PG 153 at a time).
5 mins per team (access to Basecamp)

05:30 – 06:00 pm

Conclusions and Next Steps
(Dinner on your own)

Prof. Ming Tsou

06:30 pm

End of Day 1
(Teams may continue to meet). The room is open until 9 p.m.

HACKATHON DAY TWO (Feb 25, WEEK-2)

Time

Schedule

Speaker

08:00 – 09:00 am

Check-in and Breakfast

09:00 – 10:00 am

Overview & Public Health Lightning Talks by Experts

TBD

10:00 – 12:00 pm

Introducing Mentors (each mentor will pick up their preferred proposals and teams)
Team Meetings and Hacking

12:00 - 01:00 pm

Lunch and Preparing Team Pitches

01:00 – 17:00 pm

Hacking | Learning Stations (R, Tableau, etc.)

05:00 pm

Team Check-ins + Q&A for hosts and mentors, prepare for the final presentation

05:30 – 07:30 pm

Dinner on your own

07:30 pm

End of Day 2
(Teams may continue to meet until 9 p.m.)

FINAL PROJECT SUBMISSION DEADLINE (Feb 26 at 12pm)

HACKATHON FINAL DAY (Feb 26, WEEK-2)

Time

Schedule

08:00 - 09:00 am

Check-in and Breakfast

09:00 – 09:30 am

Overview & Q&A Session

09:30 – 12:00 pm

Hacking and Practice Pitch Time

12:00 pm

Final project submission DUE time

12:00 - 13:00 pm

Lunch

01:00 - 03:10 pm

Team Presentations
(5 - 10 mins presentation + 3 mins for Q&A)

03:10 - 04:00 pm

Judge Deliberations

04:00 - 05:00 pm

Awards and Closing Ceremony

05:00 pm

End of Day 3

Mentors

Dr. Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou (Geography, SDSU)

Professor

Dr. Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou is a Professor in the Department of Geography, San Diego State University (SDSU) and the Director of Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (HDMA). His research interests are in Human Dynamics, Social Media, Big Data, Visualization, Internet Mapping, Web GIS, and Mobile GIS. http://map.sdsu.edu/tsou/

Judges

Amy Schmitz Weiss Associate Professor,
Journalism and Media Studies, SDSU

Atsushi Nara Assistant Professor,
Geography, SDSU

Adam Hammond Assistant Professor,
English&Comparative Literature, SDSU

Judge Criteria

  • Quality of the idea
  • Innovativeness / Creativeness
  • Practicality / Readiness
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Quality of the presentation

Sponsors

Please click on each logo to see more details about our sponsors!

About

Co-hosted

  • The Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (HDMA)
  • Digital Humanities

SDSU Coordinators

  • Amy Schmitz Weiss (lead): Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Media Studies, SDSU
  • Ming-Hsiang (Ming) Tsou: Professor in Geography and Director of Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age
  • Atsushi Nara: Assistant Professor in Geography and the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age, SDSU
  • Adam Hammond: Assistant Professor in English & Comparative Literature and Digital Humanities, SDSU

Partner/Sponsors/Organizers

Additional SDSU Faculty Collaborators


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