Past Meetup

Let's get serious about doing good with data!

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De Waag

Nieuwmarkt 4 · Amsterdam

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De Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, Amsterdam

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We've been hard at work with a number of NGO's to select problems and data for our first Hackathon! In this meetup we will get you up to date with the things we've been cooking up.

And of course, we have very interesting speakers for the evening!

18:00 Doors open, pizza and drinks

19:00 - 19:45 De Waag

Ivonne Jansen Dings will talk about:

• Code For Europe / NLProject: Opportunity for developers to dedicate 1 year to working at a mission driven organization

• Smart Citizens: Exploring tools and applications to map the world around us. Citizens, scientists, and designers, deal with themes ranging from air quality to the conditions of bathing water to noise pollution.

• Maptime: Opening the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies.

• Fablab: A space in which multidisciplinary inventors create cool machines.

20:00 - 21:00 Greenpeace

Greenpeace will talk about their 'Oceans of Data' hackathon organized last November where the invitation to participants said:

"Can you track vessels in open sea when they switch off their tracking system What do they do when they don’t want to be found? How can people actively take part in our actions from their computer?"

Come and learn more about the results of the hackathon!

Next to that, Greenpeace will talk about the research they are doing on the use of pesticides in agriculture and the effects of that use. Also that is a topic that can benefit hugely from data skills and technology.

21:00 - 21:30 Info about our hackathon

We're busy planning DataMission's first hackathon, and we will tell you more! Then we'll have a quick brainstorm session. We think we know how data can solve those problems, but you probably have a way which is even better!

21:30 - 22:00 Discussion, mingling, drinks, playing "My dataset is bigger than your dataset", etc.

22:00 Doors close


The DataMission team