Calling all data scientists and analysts, this is your chance to make a difference! The Elections Datathon will be an all-day data analysis and visualization challenge, during which participants will try to extract insights about the upcoming Israeli elections. The primary dataset we will use will be provided by The Public Knowledge Workshop (http://www.hasadna.org.il/en/), but we encourage the use of any external data sources. By the end of the day we hope to present the most fascinating insights from each of the groups. Lunch will be provided, please let us know about any dietary requirements.
Space is limited, so please sign up early!
8:30-9:00 - Welcome, intros, review of the rules
9:00-9:30 - Intro to datasets
9:30-12:00 - Break up into teams, start working!
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-16:00 - Work session
16:00-17:00 - Presentations
What is a datathon?
A datathon is a workshop that asks researchers to do their best to turn information into knowledge. It’s a format modeled after hackathons. Use research questions and datasets to advance knowledge, not to launch apps. Participants will work in teams (of up to 5) to frame a research question, create and implement a research design, mobilize data resources, and present their findings.
What kind of insights are we looking for?
We hope to get any relevant and interesting insights about the elections: anything from finding patterns in previous elections that might affect the upcoming one to looking for bias in the media. Use any data analysis, data processing, or data visualization tool that you feel comfortable with.
What to bring?
Anything you need that helps you participate efficiently and have fun. Bring your laptops, mobile phones, etc.