Data Without Borders' Data Challenge Evening is a chance for non-profit, volunteer and community organisations to explore a how data could be used to solve a challenge they have. Data specialists, scientists, analysts, technicians, hackers and geeks are invited to join this process to share knowledge and design solutions.
This evening we will have:
- A presentation from Alison Stringer, the Open Government Data and Information Secretariat on "Open Government Data and Information: what does it mean for data users?". The Declaration on Open and Transparent Government requires that New Zealand public service agencies release their high-value public data for re-use. The Declaration focuses on releasing raw data so that others can add value to it.What will this mean for data users? You may find that the government information that you want to use may now be easier to access and re-use.
- A Data Challenge from the Cancer Society. The Cancer Society provides services to people who are diagnosed with specific types. Currently they know the number of people who die of cancer but if they knew how many people at different District Health Boards were diagnosed and/or receiving treatment the Cancer Society would be able to better target their services. If you're a data expert, dig up some data-sets, brush of you analytic skills and come along to help the Cancer Society.
If your organisation is interested in exploring a Data Challenge at this, or a future evening, please get in touch with us at [masked].
Beer and Pizza will be provided by AidIQ.