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2nd Annual 'Visualize This!' Challenge

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The Visualize This! Challenge is back!

Now in its second year, this Canada-wide competition aims to celebrate the innovative ways visualization can help researchers explore datasets and answer important scientific questions.

This is your chance to challenge your creativity, experiment with new tools, build your portfolio, and support the growth of data visualization in Canada!

This year’s Visualize This! Challenge is hosted by WestGrid, a regional partner of Compute Canada. Led by the Compute Canada Visualization Team, Visualize This! wants to bring your creative visualization ideas and workflows to life and make them accessible to all Canadian researchers!

Full details on the competition can be found on the WestGrid website.

The 2017 Challenge
We are looking for innovative solutions to transform a contributed dataset into a visualization that enables better observation, understanding, and insight from the data. All entries must be reproducible and use 3D open-source visualization tools.

This year’s contributed dataset is a multi-scale aerodynamical model of several counter-rotating vertical-axis wind turbines. A background in the research field of the dataset is not required! Participants from all disciplines are encouraged to enter, particularly graduate students and Post Docs.

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Compute Canada Visualization Team. Points will be given for:

  • interactive visualizations,
  • visualizing the 3D multi-scale nature of the data,
  • online presentation in a browser, and
  • clear innovative display of multiple variables.

How to Participate

  • Click the green "Register" button on this page to join the challenge!

  • Visit the Visualize This! webpage for more details!

  • Join our kickoff ‘Visualize This! Tips & Tricks’ online workshop on Sept 27, 12:00 - 1:00 pm PDT (connection details will be emailed to all Challenge registrants)

  • Submit your entry by November 30 midnight (Pacific Time).

These are just a few of the prizes up for grabs:

  • 43 Ultra HD 4K Multi Client Monitor (Generously donated by Dell EMC)
    Dell EMC Visualize This
  • High-capacity SSD drives
  • Free registration and subsidized travel to a WestGrid 2018 Research Computing Summer School

  • Your visualization showcased on the Compute Canada and WestGrid websites

  • Opportunity to present to the research community at an upcoming Compute Canada/WestGrid event

Who is Eligible to Participate?
The competition is open to anyone affiliated with a Canadian post-secondary institution or research organization. Participants from all research fields are encouraged to enter.

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If you would like more information or have any questions, please email Help us spread the word (#vizthis2017) and invite anyone else you think might be up for the challenge!

We look forward to receiving your unique creations!

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