Dundee Data Jam

13 Février 2018


This is a guest post courtesy of Wittin.

Wittin, in partnership with Abertay University and Dundee City Council are collaborating to host the Dundee Public Data Hack alongside DataFest18. The event will be held at University of Abertay White Space and run from Saturday 17 March to Sunday 18 March 2018.

The Dundee Public Data Jam is a unique opportunity for Dundee Council to explore data in collaboration with entrepreneurially minded data scientists, games developers and ethical hackers to develop ideas that would benefit the running of Dundee Council. The focus is for projects that look specifically at Smart City Data and improvements in sharing and understanding. These can range from games and visualizations to infographics and storytelling.

Teams, of up to five members, will be formed on the day to hack together a project to be presented to the rest of the hackathon for prizes voted on by members of Wittin, Abertay University and Dundee City Council.

Who should attend?

We are really open to anyone – coding is only a small bit of what we do.
Of course, coders, data wranglers, designers and other techies are important to a hack weekend.

We’d be delighted to see you if:

  • You have identified a problem with service delivery, or see an opportunity to do things better!
  • You have an interest in service design
  • You work or study in the creative industries
  • You are someone who wants to do more with data but isn’t sure where to start
  • You are a student (of any discipline)
  • You are someone who wants to improve the local area, or use digital skills to improve local services
  • You are from the third sector or local government
  • You work with mapping, GIS, or location data
  • You are curious about learning new techniques and skills to use in your day job
  • And, of course, if you are a developer, designer, UX expert, data wrangler, coders, or service designer


The event will run Saturday 9.00am to about 5pm, then Sunday 9.00 to about 5:00pm.

What happens over the weekend?

  • identification of opportunities and barriers
  • ideation to address those
  • creation of project teams to work on those
  • agile prototyping of solutions, so that by close of play Sunday we will have demonstrable solutions, which could be developed into real world products or services
  • activities and events geared to helping you up-skill yourself

Challenges to be released in the coming weeks…

Register at Eventbrite

Photo by MolybdenuM 91

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