The second edition of the World Data Viz Challenge 2019 Barcelona-Kobe final event took place on Tuesday, November 19 in the framework of the Smart City Expo World Congress. It was a very interesting session that aroused a great excitement and in which all the finalist teams could be seen exposing their projects.
Also Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge Second edition_2019 winning team and representatives of 2 educational centers of Kobe city had the opportunity to present their projects.
All the speakers received a participation diploma and, after the presentation session, they were able to enjoy a networking to exchange views while enjoying an appetizer offered by the organization.
The Japanese consul in Barcelona and personalities from the Barcelona and Kobe city councils intervened at different moments during the final event of this collaboration initiative between both cities that has its origin in 2018, with the celebration of the 25 years of its twinning.
It was a successful event, and the organization once again congratulates all the participants for making it possible!
See the event's summary video.
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Second training session to the teachers enrolled in the Specific Training Plan on open data within the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge Third edition_2020
The second training session for teachers enrolled in the specific Training Plan on open data in the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge took place yesterday, November 27, in the Cibernàrium classrooms.
Data processing with spreadsheets and data visualization with Flourish were the new knowledge that the assisting teachers acquired or reinforced, in order to have tools to work on the projects with their students, with data from the Open Data BCN portal. See Training materials.
The latest news related to the Challenge were brought to the teachers' attention, such as the visual summary Sumeu-vos al Repte, the recognition of the initiative by Eurocities or the participation of the students and teachers of the winning center of the Second Edition_2019, INS Vila de Gràcia, in the final event of the World Data Viz Challenge 2019 Barcelona-Kobe, an educative centre that was also visited by representatives of educational centres in the city of Kobe.
We thank all the participants again for their interest and effort. The next session will deal with infographics and close the training block. We also remember that participation in the contest can also be done without attending this training plan and directly presenting a project as indicated in the Rules and the Call for registration.
Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge chosen as the main example of the first principle of the "Decalogue of citizen data principles" of Eurocities
Eurocities, this great network of European cities, has selected the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge initiative as the main example of the first principle of the "Decalogue of citizen data principles". Summarizing, this principle says that "citizen data must be recognised as a public and individual asset and shall be solely used in the public interest"
We achieved, thus, one of the objectives, with the efforts of all those involved, Barcelona City Council, Consorci d'Educació de Barcelona and CESIRE of position our city as a reference in the introduction of open data in the educational world.