The introduction of rideshare options in Austin has lowered drunk driving rates and produced new jobs, but what else do we know about rideshares? Galvanize, data.world, and RideAustin have teamed up to bring the data to YOU.
Join us for a 6 hour hackathon using a RideAustin dataset (to be released on data.world one day before the hackathon). Teams will be assigned, and each team can either create their own question to answer or use a sample question provided at the event.
Data discoveries will be published on data.world. Also prizes will be given to winners of three categories:
10:00 am – 10:30 am: Arrive & Icebreakers
10:30 am – 10:40 am: Intro to the Dataset
10:40 am – 11:00 am: Evaluation Criteria (we will provide sample questions)
11:00 am – 11:15 am: Question Formation
11:15 am – 3:00 pm: Hacking Time (+ optional intro workshops)
3:00 pm – 3:20 pm: Present Findings
3:20 pm – 4:00pm: Winner Announcements & End
Anyone who can program in (most) any language, although teams using Python or R usually are most successful. Experts are very welcome too! Anyone who wants to learn more data science techniques or practice their techniques.
Fear not! We will be offering tutorials on-site. You can hop into a classroom, learn the basics, then jump right into the hackathon!
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