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Big Data Brighton Message Board › Brighton Hackathon Announcement

Brighton Hackathon Announcement

Sam Z.
SamZindel
London, GB
Hey everyone,
Forming part of the Brighton Digital Festival programme, Big Data Brighton has partnered with Nousplan to organise a 48hr hackathon! Here's the official announcement:
"Big Data Hacking comes to Brighton! On 13-15 Sept at the Brighton FuseBox, data viz specialists, data-driven artists, data scientists, and a number of talented developers will converge to attack one of the most critical issues of this century: The Global Financial Crisis and Recovery. If you are up for the challenge, join us for a 48 hackathon that will seek to create intuitive and interactive digital and physical explanations of this complex and often baffling set of events of the past seven years.

The organisers and sponsors are providing a massive amount of raw data on the crisis, a number of interesting toolsets for working with it, mentoring and food for the entire weekend. If you are one of the hardy souls who'll stay for every minute of the event, there are also comfy bean bags to collapse on.

Who should come? As a developer, you should probably have experience with Python or another scripting language for rapid data analysis or munging, be a database whiz, or be handy with visualisation and graphics libraries (i.e. D3.js, WebGL, OpenGL, processing, etc.)  Data scientist participants should have experience with AI, NLP, or statistical analysis of large datasets. Designer or artist participants should be comfortable with the idea of (and excited about producing) data-driven art and with working directly with geeks to bring a Data-Story to life. This will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase your skills, as interesting work done at the hackathon will likely get press attention.

Please click through to BrightonHack.com to get more details or BrightonHack.eventbrite.co.uk­ to register straight away. We are giving Brighton people a few days lead time before we start publicising it to the London crowd, so get yours quick!"
I'm also delighted to introduce Peter Passaro as a co-organiser of Big Data Brighton going forwards.
Hope to see some of you at the Fusebox next month
Sam
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