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DataThon with Calgary Distress Centre hosted by Data for Good - Calgary

Data for Good - Calgary

Friday, 29 May 2015 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, 31 May 2015 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

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Are you someone who loves to explore data and wants to do good for the community?  Then join us for this exciting DataThon hosted by Data for Good - Calgary. 


We are thrilled to announce that we will be working with the Calgary Distress Centre ( ). Bring your data skills and get ready to dive into the valuable operational datasets that will be made available for analytics and visualization.

Register now to book your spot !  
Below is an outline of the schedule for the weekend with specific details included for each day.
Please read it over carefully so that you understand how things will operate during the event. As always, please let us know if you have any questions.
Note: Each participant should bring their own laptop and software that they will use for data analytics / visualization. If you require access to commercial or other specialized applications please let us know in advance.

5th floor, ICT building, University of Calgary
856 Campus Place NW
Calgary, AB
Opening Mixer
Friday, May 29th
7:00 PM: Doors open
7:30 PM: Presentation from the Calgary Distress Centre
8:30 PM: Networking social, snacks and drinks
    The evening will involve a presentation from the Distress Centre. This will be followed immediately by a  social to give all of the participants a chance to meet each other and begin discussing projects.
The DataThon:
Saturday, May 30th 
8:00 AM: Doors open, sign-in and breakfast
9:00 AM: Brief review from Data Ambassadors, begin data diving!
12:00 PM: Lunch
6:00 PM: Dinner
11:00 PM: Everyone goes home for the night
Saturday we'll get to the data! DataThoners will choose / form teams that they would like to work with. Data Ambassadors  will help advise on and manage the projects throughout the day. We'll have meals and keep the space open until 11 PM for any late-night data divers.
Final Presentations:
Sunday, May 31st
9:00 AM: Doors open, breakfast
10:30 AM: Presentation from teams
12:00 PM: It is a wrap; a successful DataThon in the books!
    This is your chance to show what you have done with the data! There is no expectation of slides or other presentation materials, simply use whatever method of conveying your work you feel is best. 
These presentations can be single or group work, but they can be no longer than 15 minutes each. We want to give everyone a chance to speak, and get people out at a reasonable time.
Other items of note for the weekend:

We do not assign you to a team. We want you to work with the data you feel most passionate about, so come Friday with an open mind and be ready to learn.

You do not have to work with the same team for the whole weekend. Again, we hope that you will find a project to work on to completion, but if at any point you feel like you want to change simply let the ambassadors know.
    You do not have to stay for the entire weekend to participate in the event.  We hope that you will find a project you can dig into, but you are always welcome to come and go as you please.
Have questions about DataThon with Calgary Distress Centre hosted by Data for Good - Calgary? Contact Data for Good - Calgary

When & Where

University of Calgary
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Building - 5th Floor
856 Campus Place NW
Calgary, Alberta

Friday, 29 May 2015 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, 31 May 2015 at 12:00 PM (MDT)

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Data for Good - Calgary

If you have an interest in data and putting it into action for social good please join us at Data for Good - Calgary.

Data for Good brings together leading data scientists / analysts with high impact social organizations through a comprehensive, collaborative approach that leads to shared insights, greater understanding, and positive action through "data in the service of humanity". Data for Good leads a community of pioneering data scientists / analysts with the talent, commitment, and energy to open doors & inspire a new way of using the skills and tools of corporations & governments, to meet the needs of the NFP/NGO and social innovation sector.

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