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Experience: From Open Data to Big Data

The three best-rated projects of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge Second edition 2019 granted the students who presented the project and their classmates the opportunity to enjoy the prize: “Experience: From Open Data to Big Data”.

Below is a summary of how each of the experiences developed and what was it like for the students.

1st Prize: Institute Vila de Gràcia

On Friday June 7 all the class of the winning group of the Institute Vila de Gràcia, winners of the First prize of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge Second edition 2019, a visit to Glovo, a courier company and delivery of food at home. Ana and Nacho, two members of the business intelligence team, gave a presentation on obtaining, managing and analyzing data from this business.
After some questions from the students, the groups were divided into subgroups of 5 students to answer the Glovo quiz, a series of questions via an appn. Three teams tied for the first position and the prize was a bottle of pineapple juice. The visit continued in the superblock of Poblenou, after a short break, the session in the auditorium of the Cibernàrium of the MediaTiC building located at the 22@ technological district of the city of Barcelona.

There, Xavi from Dribia, a boutique data consultancy, gave an explanation about data science, machine learning techniques, and where you can also learn about business applications.

2nd Prize: EACAT Lluïsa Cura

Last 29th of May, all the class from the students of the Lluïsa Cura educative centre, winners of the Second prize of the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge Second edition 2019 could enjoy the experience, which started with a visit to Thoughtworks, a company of software development installed in the Media-TIC building, situated in the technological district, the 22@, in the city of Barcelona. After a tour through the office they were offered a Q&A about technological careers, access roads and training opportunities.

Next, the students were directed to the Barcelona Activa incubator, where they were able to visit Bitphy, a company which supports small shops offering an automated management, then they visited Rokubun, a company which develops high precision geolocalization hardware and software.

Finally, at Dribia, a boutique data consultancy, they were given a talk about the science of data, the technique of machine learning and also they learned of practical cases of business application.

3rd Prize: Institute Joan Brossa

The experience is not carried out due to an agenda incompatibility. The centre is in any case, grateful for the prize.

It was a technology and company approach experience for all the students and for the professors.