From September 11-17, 2016, data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from across the globe will convene in Denver, Colorado for the first ever International Data Week (IDW).
Organized by the Research Data Alliance (RDA), the Committee on Data for Science (CODATA), and the World Data System (WDS), IDW will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel and comprise three complementary events:
As part of the Reserach Data Alliance’s 8th Plenary Meeting, the West Big Data Innovation Hub (WBDIH), RDA, and Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) will be co-hosting a Data Hackathons: Lessons Learned & Best Practices Workshop on September 15, from 2-5pm MST.
From their announcement:
By convening data scientists, engineers, designers, and other stakeholders to work on challenges with “marathon”-like intensity, data-focused hackathons can spark meaningful collaborations and produce viable solutions. This hands-on, interactive workshop seeks to empower our community leaders with lessons learned and best practices from hackathon organizers and participants. Workshop attendees will meet and collaborate with other innovation enthusiasts from academia, government, nonprofits, and industry as we capture insights about the design, implementation, and scalability of data-focused hackathons. Join the conversation with #datahackworkshop!
The WBDIH is one of four National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Big Data Regional Innovations Hubs. As a result of the CCC/CRA Industry Academic Survey, CCC Industry Roundtable Discussion, and the resulting The Future of Computing Research: Industry-Academia Collaborations report, the CCC is sponsoring a industry-academic collaboration through the Big Data Regional Hubs. The goal is to catalyze and foster partnerships between industry and academic research by creating mechanisms for early career researchers in academia and industry representatives to interact and explore ways to work together. Featured activities include workshops, faculty internships, student internships, site visits, hackathons, lecture series, and travel grants. Visit here to apply for travel grants, including to International Data Week, from the WBDIH.