Hacking Big Data and Open Data in San Diego for Tackling the Challenges in Water Conservation, Disaster Response, and Crime Monitoring!


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Registration Website (ChallengePost): http://bigdataforsandiego.challengepost.com/

Main website: Github (data/tools): http://bigdataforsandiego.github.io/

The Big Data Hackathon for San Diego aims to promote the development of data science and information technology solutions for San Diego on important civic issues.

Where: San Diego State University Campus. Peterson Gym Room 153


  • Week 1: Oct. 3 (9am - 5pm), Oct. 4 (9am - 4pm), 2015 (First Round awards)
  • Week 2: Oct. 10 (10am - 2pm), 2015 (Second Round awards)

Themes: The Hackathon will focus on three themes: Water Drought and Conservation, Crime Analysis and Wildfire Alerts and Responses. See the submission guidelines for more details.

Who should participate? Anyone is welcome to participate! Students, engineers, developers, programmers, journalists, scientists, public officials, and community members are just a few people who may find this Big Data event of interest.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for the best proposals, as well as the best overall projects.

Best Proposals

  • Most innovative idea: $200
  • Strongest teamwork: $200

Best Overall Projects

  • 1st Prize: $1,200
  • 2nd Prize: $600
  • 3rd Prize: $300

Cost: This Hackathon is free! Bring your ingenuity, creativity, imagination, a laptop and a charger!

2015 Big Data Hackathon Accomplishment: Please click to see the performance and results of participants for this year.

For further info, please download the flyer.