I recently competed in the Facebook VizCup competition and had a blast competing with like minded individuals. For that reason I want to create a similar competition within Vancouver so you can all participate and create some awesome vizzes!
At the moment the format would be as follows
You have an hour to create an interactive data viz using the data sets provided in advance (will be a few days ahead of the competition). You will be able to add new data to a provided data set but you have to use at least one of those provided. No visuals can be created before the competition except for art assets. After the hour is up you will present your work to the crowd.
The Facebook Viz Cup was judged by a panel of 3 but I may change the format to have some combination of voting and judging. Other details will be flushed out later but this is the essence of the competition... get together and see what we can make in an hour while having fun!