New edition of data challenge aimed at citizens is coming soon: World Data Viz Challenge 2019 Barcelona-Kobe
After the success of the first edition organised last year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the twinning agreement between Barcelona and Kobe (Japan), the World Data Viz Challenge 2019 Barcelona-Kobe is back. The challenge takes place at the same time in both cities aiming to encourage citizens to contribute to improving different aspects of the city by analysing and visualising data in formats that may go from infographics, graphics to interactive maps, among others.
The contest is organized by Open Data BCN, the Barcelona City Council’s open data service, which has more than 450 datasets classified into five major themes: city and services, territory, population, administration and economy and business. Although dataviz can address any aspect related to the city of Barcelona, this year we want to put emphasis on a worldwide issue: Cities and the Climate Emergency, aligned with the Climate Plan, which integrates the Barcelona’s City Council scope of work in relation to the climate change. However, participants are free to choose any other theme or issue to analyse.
From all the participants, a team formed by professionals specialized in data analysis will select 6 finalists from Barcelona. At the same time, 6 finalists from Kobe will be selected and will be given the opportunity to travel to Barcelona and present their dataviz along with the rest of the finalists in the framework of the Smart City Expo World Congress 2019, which will take place in Barcelona from 19th to 21st of November.
Dataviz project submission period is from 16th of September to 31st of October, 2019. You can find more information at the World Data Viz Challenge 2019 Barcelona Kobe website.
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Featured Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge
For the third year in a row, the open data reaches for the educational centers of the city of Barcelona with the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge Third Edition_2020, a contest that aims to introduce open data as an educational resource among students in 3rd year and 4th year of ESO and Formative Courses, through their teachers, promoting the use of the Open Data BCN portal.
The contest allows the free presentation of works within the period authorized for this purpose, but a Specific Training plan about open data is also offered to the interested teachers, a program 12 centers have signed up for this year.
The 10 best projects among all the participants will be presented in a final public act rewarding the 3 best rated.
Are you up for the challenge?
12 educational centres of the city of Barcelona have enrolled in the Specific Training plan about open data within the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge Third edition_2020
In this Third edition_2020 of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge, 12 centres have enrolled in the "Specific Training plan about open data".
Their professors, during October, November and January, will be taught about open data, Open Data BCN, tools for the treatment of data and visualizations. This knowledge will be passed onto the students so they can work in the classroom and make their projects with open data to be presented in the name of the centres at the final event.