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Last Friday, 15th of June, the winning team along with their professors and the rest of their class from the Ferran Tallada Institute, enjoyed the prize of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge.
It was about a guided tour with the Media-TIC building, the axis of the economic strategy and innovation in Barcelona, Following a walkthrough through different corporations of the technological sector and a custom workshop of data analysis.
The students and their professors could acknowledge the corporations within the Media-TIC building from the hands of their founders and employees.
The second part of the activity consisted in a workshop about data analysis, executed by the Dr. Oleguer Sagarra (cofounder of Dribia) with practical examples of projects of data science.
All who took part in this experience deemed it very positive.
The Fàbrica de Creació Fabra i Coats has hosted today, May 3, 2018, the awards of the Barcelona Open Data Challenge with more than 300 assistants among young students, teachers and staff from other institutions and entities related to the data.
This event has been the closing act of the first edition of this educational project that, as a pilot project and for the first time, aims to promote the knowledge and use of the open data published in the Open Data BCN portal in the educational centers of the city.
The winner of this edition has been the project presented by the Institut Ferran Tallada, called 'Social cohesion goes through neighborhoods', an analysis based on social cohesion indexes (ICS) to measure and compare the inequalities of the city's districts. Information here.
More than 200 students from the 6 centers that have participated in this pilot project will attend this act, accompanied by the teachers who have supervised them.
The event, chaired by a municipal authority, will be held in the auditorium which will have a reserved space to expose the infographics of the project that will be presented by each center. Throughout the session, the students responsible for their accomplishment will have 5 minutes to defend the work in front of their classmates, the rest of participants and assistants and the jury , composed by different university professors and well-known experts in data analysis.
This session was included within the TAC Seminars (Learning and Knowledge Technologies) organized by the Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona on topics related to the integration of TACs in education in the field of learning about digital inclusion.
The project was presented by Mª Mercè Fígols, responsible for the Open Data BCN service. In order to contextualize it, an introduction was made on base concepts of open data to later go on to explain in detail the portal that this service makes available to all citizens, with special emphasis on the wide catalog of data that is offered without restriction of use. Open Data BCN is one of the best rated portals nationally and internationally.
The assistant professors agreed that having such a large set of data is a very useful didactic resource in the classrooms.
Once again, in the CESIRE headquarters, Thursday 15th of February de 2018, the teachers of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge have attended the last workshop of the challenge. In this case, it was about making infographics: concepts, basic programs and its application with real cases. This topics have been widely explained by the professor Jordi Català, referent and pioneer in this type of multidisciplinary activities that, through analysis and reflection, translate and explicit any information in images, even the more complex.
The teachers have achieved throughout the 3 formative sessions the necessary knowledge and abilities to be able to work with open data. Now is time to transfer that knowledge and abilities to the alumni and apply them to the projects.
From here, we want to thank their efforts, dedication and interest and wish them all good work and lots of luck!
This Wednesday 17th of January 2018, in the CESIRE’s headquarters, a statistics and data analysis workshop has been held, aiming to endow the professors participating in the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge with the necessary tools to work on the projects with their alumni. These drafts, which will be presented in the challenge, will study different aspects of the city through the analysis of the data published in the Open Data BCN portal.
Last 15th of December 2017 the project proposals with which the participating centres will work on in the Phase I were delivered by them. The organizing committee of the Challenge held a meeting 3 days later in the CESIRE headquarters to analyse the viability of the proposals. This committee proposed other project ideas to be assigned to the centres participating in Phase II.
During the first two weeks of January, all the participating professors will have a project assigned so they can start to work with their alumni.
On Wednesday 15 of November 2017 was held in the CESIRE’s headquarters the presentation and initial workshop with the assistance of around twenty professors of the participating centres.
The session opened with a welcome from all the organizing entities, presentándose el portal Open Data BCN, the information of which will be used to foment the use of open data in the centres.
The initial workshop was done in two parts: the first consisted in education about the design and creation of polls and the second, a group dynamic to generate proposals.