What’s the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge?
Keeping in mind that “The future reusers are, now, in the educative centres”, the Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge is born, a contest by the Barcelona City Council to promote the use of open data as an educational resource and, more specifically, data published in the Open Data BCN portal.
Aimed at students from the city’s schools in 3rd and 4th grades of ESO and formative cycles, tutored by their professors who have the possibility to sign up for a training plan.
We work to increase the number of people with knowledge and skills to deal with open data so that they can take advantage of all the benefits that it entails. And we do it among the youngest, from very soon.
This project ends with a final public presentation of the projects and it aims to position Barcelona as a pioneering city in the introduction of open data knowledge in the field of education.
Who can take part in the Challenge?
Educative centres of the city of Barcelona, prioritizing public schools. The target is specifically, students in the 3rd and 4th grades of ESO and formative cycles. Participation will be supervised by the students' teacher. There are no restrictions regarding the subject taught by participating teachers.
Each center will participate with only one project.
What’s Open Data?
You can consult the definition and other related aspects in the FAQS of this portal.
Although you can take a first approach to the open data and the Open Data BCN website with this simple interactive tour
What’s the Challenge about?
Using the open data available in the Open Data BCN website, the students, supervised by their professors and preferably using open source programs will analyse different aspects of our city and the activity of its inhabitants. The final projects will be defended by the students in front of a jury who will make an assessment and will reward the best rated ones.
You can see all the information regarding the First edition_2018 and the Second edition_2019 clicking the corresponding image.
Work with data in the classroom
Students will work with real city data (using preferably open source tools), performing demographic, economic, urban, mobility and accident analysis (among other types). Since much of this information is geolocated, it can easily be represented on a map of the city.
Through teamwork, the Challenge will not only enhance the ability of students in data processing, enabling them to draw conclusions derived from their analysis, but also serve to foster their critical spirit and public awareness.
- To promote open data usage among the youngest students.
- Using data analysis tools preferably open source.
- Elaborating proposals based on data analysis.
- Communicating the proposals through audiovisual resources.
- Developing critical thought regarding data usage in a digital environment.