2019 Winnipeg Open Data Hackathon


In celebration of International Open Data Day (https://opendataday.org), DecisionWorks Consulting (https://decisionworks.ca), together with Launch Coworking (https://launch1460.ca), and with support from The City of Winnipeg Open Data Initiative (https://data.winnipeg.ca), are hosting the 2019 Winnipeg Open Data Hackathon on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

This fun, educational and challenging event is free and open to all data-minded people, including aspiring or practicing Data Scientists, data analysts, data hobbyists, students and citizen journalists.

For the 2019 event, the focus will be on the creative use of open data to support "Smart City Transportation". The theme of Smart City Transportation allows for development of many kinds of creative Smart City applications. Each prototype or demo must make use of at least one dataset from the City of Winnipeg Open Data Portal.

The Hackathon will kick off on the morning of March 2nd at Launch Coworking with registration, brunch and presentations to learn about the City of Winnipeg Open Data initiative, and how to access the publicly available datasets from The City of Winnipeg Open Data Portal.

After the presentations, participants will jointly brainstorm Smart City Transportation use-cases, discuss and shortlist selected use-cases for creating prototype solutions or proof-of-concept demonstrations.

The participants then form into separate teams to collaboratively build prototype solutions over the course of the afternoon. After dinner, the teams will be invited to show off their solutions to all in attendance before the event wrap-up and post-event networking.


* Important to know:

• There are no fees to be an event attendee or hackathon participant; but you should RSVP for this event here.

• Hackathon participants must bring your own laptop computer or portable computer system to the event.

• Brunch, snacks & drinks, and dinner will be provided to all event participants.


Hackathon Time Schedule:

10:00 am - Doors Open, Participant Registration, Self-Serve Brunch, Pre-Event Networking.

11:00 am - Welcome by Event Sponsor: DecisionWorks Consulting.
11:10 am - Welcome by Event Co-Sponsor: Launch CoWorking.
11:15 am - Welcome by Event Supporter: City Of Winnipeg Open Data Administrator.

11:20 am - Overview Presentation about the Winnipeg Open Data Portal (Andrew Burton)

11:40 am - Introducing the 2019 Open Data Hackathon theme (Jonathan Foord)

12 Noon - Group Brainstorming of Various Solutions and Data Analytics Approaches (Facilitator: Grant Barkman)

12:30 pm - Discuss, Identify and Select Possible Solutions for Prototyping.

12:50 pm - Form Prototyping Teams.

1:00 pm - Start Hacking

6:00 pm - Dinner

7:00 pm - Show & Tell

8:00 pm - Closing Remarks

8:15 pm - 9:00 pm: Post-Event Mingling & Networking