Hackathon Big Data Week

17:0014:00 h
Venue: CCCB
Montalegre, 5
08001 Barcelona
Price: Free event

Given that one of the central themes of Big Data Week 2014 is “Smart Cities”, the Hackathon will revolve around this subject. Datasets related to the subject, based on the city of Barcelona, will be made available to participants. Based on these datasets, there will be different proposals for developing applications on Friday afternoon, all day Saturday and all Sunday morning.

According to Kevin Desouza, a ‘Smart City’ is one that fulfils four criteria:

1. Sustainable (manages its energy and waste well)
2. Designed openly (participatory government)
3. Inhabitable (there are no major inequalities and they offer universal access to resources)
4. Resilient (they adapt to changes and potential catastrophes)

We will break down this definition by analysing different areas such as the economy, citizenship, governance, mobility, the environment, and quality of life.

Hackathon Big Data Week