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
  Patrick McLeod
  Anna Pechenina
  Jesse Hamner
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 1:30pm Idea Proposals and Feedback
  Patrick McLeod
  Anna Pechenina
  Jesse Hamner
1:30pm - 1:45pm Break
1:45pm - 3:15pm Open Data Session II
  Patrick McLeod
  Anna Pechenina
  Jesse Hamner
3:15pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:45pm Software Tools and Data Scraping Demo
  Patrick McLeod
  Anna Pechenina
  Jesse Hamner
4:45pm - 5:00pm Conclusions and Survey


For questions or more information, contact Anna Pechenina or Jesse Hamner.


Saturday, February 21, 2015 -
9:00am to 5:00pm


Eagle Commons Library
Room #119