When: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Where: Eagle Commons Library (Sycamore Hall), Room 119
The Open Data Hackathon at UNT is being organized as part of International Open Data Day. This event will focus on the importance of open data and making data reusable with low barriers to access. The program will teach the philosophy and strategies for using data effectively, including the means by which you might gather data, and an introduction to the software and tools for analyzing data.
This event is open to all UNT faculty, staff, students, and Denton community members. Before the event, please fill out a brief SURVEY about your interest in and expectations for the Open Data Hackathon at UNT. Your comments will be used only for the purposes to tailor the content of the event to best fit your needs.
Be sure to bring a laptop and power cord. Laptops are also available for checkout at Willis Library for four hours at a time.
|9:00am - 9:45am||Speaker Panel|
|Martin Halbert (overview of open data policies)|
|John Ishiyama (open data in academic publishing)|
Kevin Roden (city of Denton's move to open data)
|9:45am - 10:00am||Panel Q&A|
|10:00am - 10:15am||Break|
|10:15am - 10:30am||Relevant Announcements and Pitches|
|Jeanette Laredo (THATCamp)|
|Jesse Hamner (iBeacons)|
|Jon Starkweather (RSS statistics course)|
|10:30am - 11:30am||Open Data Session I|
|11:30am - 1:00pm||Lunch|
|1:00pm - 1:30pm||Idea Proposals and Feedback|
|1:30pm - 1:45pm||Break|
|1:45pm - 3:15pm||Open Data Session II|
|3:15pm - 3:30pm||Break|
|3:30pm - 4:45pm||Software Tools and Data Scraping Demo|
|4:45pm - 5:00pm||Conclusions and Survey|