if you are in a Calgary, the data for good dataThon is a great opportunity to meet other experts in the data and analytics domain while contributing to a good cause. DataThons are a bit different than a hackathon in that they are a full collaboration whose goal is to deliver real insight on real data to not for profit organizations.
This weekends dataThon is of particular interest to me personally not only because I get to have fun applying graph methods to answer questions and analyze data, but because it is for the Calgary Arts foundation. I am a member of the Kinkonauts Improv society, who are part of the Calgary Arts Foundation.
Friday, November 23rd - Opening Mixer
7:00 PM: Doors open
7:30 PM: Presentation from Calgary Arts Development
8:30 PM: Networking social, snacks and drinks
Saturday, November 24th - The Datathon
9:00 AM: Doors open, sign-in and breakfast
9:30 AM: Review of Data and Objectives, begin data diving!
12:00 PM: Lunch
6:00 PM: Dinner
10:40 PM: Everyone goes home for the night
Sunday, November 25th - Final Presentations
9:00 AM: Doors open, breakfast
10:30 AM: Presentation from teams
1:00 PM: It's a wrap!