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Labour Exchange

The Barcelona City Council look for Superior Technicians in Data Science to help in the implementation of actions and policies based on evidence. The people who join this talent pool will develop data management, analysis and dissemination functions. They will join the Municipal Data Office or one of the many different municipal areas to promote the implementation of Data Science as a management and decision tool in the City Council. Submission of applications until January 4.

"The Barcelona Challenge", the first Datathon by the Facultat de Matemàtiques i Estadística (FME) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

Be on the lookout for "The Barcelona Challenge", the first Datathon of the Facultat de Matemàtiques i Estadística (FME) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) organized jointly with the Associació d'Estudiants de Dades that will take place next weekend on the 13th and 14th of November.

Registration is free for all students interested with a limitation of 100 people to whom the organization will provide meals for the 2 days.

There will be presents for all the participants and various prizes including one for Rookies.

We encourage you to participate!

Open Data BCN collaborates with the Open Data Portal of the Comune di Bologna

The Open Data BCN service, managed within the Municipal Data Office (OMD) of the Barcelona City Council, has been a reference within the agreement that has been established between the cities of Bologna and Barcelona.

Both municipalities have collaborated on projects to improve the citizens' quality of life on issues of common interest thanks to a wider access to data and its sharing between the private sector, public administration and citizens.

As an example we highlight the data story "the breath of the city" published on the Open Data Comune di Bologna, which, through a series of interactive visualizations and the publication of the corresponding datasets, allows to analyze four areas of the center of Bologna, piazza Maggiore / Podestà, piazza di Porta Ravegnani, piazza dell'Unità and Giardini Margherita, with the dual objective of showing both the daily and time zone influx and the services available in an environment that can be reached within a maximum 15-minute walk.

Fourth anniversary of the inauguration of the new Open Data BCN portal!

We celebrate the Fourth anniversary of the launch of the new portal Open Data BCN. This year coincides with the tenth anniversary of the implementation of the open data initiative in the Barcelona City Council.

Double anniversary to share with all reusers, who can search and download the municipal management data that the Barcelona City Council publishes in the dataset catalogue.

The World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe already has winners!

On December 3, and in a virtual format due to the exceptional circumstances due to the COVID-19, the final event of the third edition of the World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe took place where the winners of each of the calls, Barcelona and Kobe, were announced.

Among the finalists in the Barcelona round, the 'Nivell educatiu de la població de Barcelona' project was the double winner with the Barcelona Award "World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe" and the special Menció Universitats Barcelona "World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe". Its authors Marina Rosell and Raúl Higueras, are students from the Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya.

Final stretch to the virtual public event to know the finalists and winners of # WDVC2020!

On the past 26th of October, the period to present the projects of the contest was closed and now it is the jury who is already working on the evaluation of projects to be able to present, next November 9, the list of finalists.

We will have to wait for the virtual public event, to be held on December 3, to know the winners.

We remind you that the World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe will award the following awards at the Barcelona call:

  • Prize Barcelona ”World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe”: 1.000 €
  • Barcelona Especial University mention “World Data Viz Challenge 2020 Barcelona-Kobe”: 250 €

Many thanks to everyone who submitted a visualization and good luck!