Big Data Kansas City to Host Civic Hackathon as Part of International Conference
This event will build resources and tools based on the City of Kansas City’s open data project
(Kansas City, MO) -- Kansas City will join 33 cities across the globe as a partner of the international Big Data Festival. With over 25,000 participants in over a dozen countries, the conversation stretches from Sydney to Shanghai, Delhi to Dublin. This is the first year Kansas City will step onto the world stage to add its unique voice to the global big data conversation.
As part of the two-day event held at the Kansas City Convention Center, Big Data KC (BDKC) will host a civic data Hackathon. Big Iris along with Cloudera, Platfora and World Wide Technology will be the technology sponsors for this year’s Big Data Hackathon. The best and brightest of Kansas City’s digital makers and doers will compete to develop applications to assist the city and its residents based on the city’s open data catalogue.
“This Hackathon is the perfect way to give back to the community during the Big Data KC conference. Some of the very best and brightest of our city’s developers, coders, makers and doers will put their minds to work to find solutions for using and visualizing the city’s data. It will be a great experience for the participants and a tremendous asset for the city,” said host Don Peterson of Big Iris.
Digital developers interested in participating in the Big Data Hackathon, which will take place Thursday 21st 2013 at 1 to pm during the Big Data Festival, can register on the Hackathon page at bd-kc.com. Tickets are $15 and include a lunch presentation by Pivotal. Participants will be given technical assistance, access to data sets, and present their insights at the end of Big Data KC’s Thursday session. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Launch KC 1 year anniversary conference wrap party Thursday