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Biedrība “Latvijas atvērto tehnoloģiju asociācija”

Reģ.nr. 40008123356

Adrese: Raiņa bulvāris 19-9, Rīga, LV-1586

LATA vēstniece:  Ieva Vītoliņa

Tālrunis: +371 29215073

E-pasts: lata@lata.org.lv

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©2019 LATA

ABOUT

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Moderator presentation: https://failiem.lv/u/g2jww2m4

Open data is freely available information that everyone has the right to use to create new products and services. A study by the European Commission reveals that the further economic potential for using open data in Latvia may reach 70 million. euro. We invite hackathon members to discover the potential of open data and to create services useful to local governments, their residents, businesses or tourists.

The Open Data Hackathon for Municipalities will take place on October 18 and 19, 2019, at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Terbatas Street 10, Valmiera (Latvia).

GOALS & TASKS

Goals

Tasks

The goals of Hackathon are:

  • to raise awareness of the potential of open data

  • to promote the opening  and wider use of municipal and public administration data

  • to show the benefits to municipalities, their citizens, businesses or tourists of creating products or services from open data

The challenge for Hackathon participants is to create an innovative web or mobile app from open data.

 

We offer 8 thematic directions. Participants may also go beyond the given thematic areas, and participants need not limit their projects to one direction only.

Unas Krutovas prezentācija: https://static.wixstatic.com/ugd/ea3b50_368de757242943a19e18b66aee16adee.pptx

Tasks of Ministry of Health: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-SKO-4at0-x9NV360Hem4Qu-fFfogMmd/view?usp=sharing

Tasks of Valmiera municipalityhttps://failiem.lv/u/rapkgctc

 

Environment

Quality of the environment. Availability. Environmental protection, monitoring. Air. Water. Forests. Soil.  Effects of climate change in the environment.  Awareness and participation.

Safety

Public order. Civil protection. Floods. Critical situations. Evacuation. Events. Education. Digital security.

Transport

Smart mobility. Access to public transport, timetables, load. Transport type, flow and availability of infrastructure. Sharing. Sensor networks.

Medicine

Access to health care. Healthy lifestyle and physical activity. Social assistance, protection of children's rights.

Education

Preschool, basic education, secondary education. Lifelong learning. After school education. Support, organization, availability.

Development

Planning of cities,  regions. Utilities. Territory improvement. Business support. Reducing unemployment. Tourism.

Inhabitants

Population dynamics. Citizen and public participation. E-participation in events, decision-making.

The special task of the Cesis municipality: How many people are there in Cesis in reality?

Culture

Preservation of historical and contemporary values. Creativity. Events. Accessibility, development, support.

WHAT DATA WILL BE AVAILABLE?

Participants may combine the data sets listed above with other open data sets not listed here. It is mandatory to use at least one data set from the Latvian open data portal: https://data.gov.lv.

Participants  may use application interfaces such as the INSPIRE Hackathon web APIs or those provided by HERE Technologies.

HERE Developer portal: https://developer.here.com

XYZ Studio: https://xyz.here.com

Docs: https://developer.here.com/documentation

Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/heretech

Code: https://github.com/heremaps

Help: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/here-api

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WHAT TOOLS WILL BE AVAILABLE?

Fair use of

technology

We expect participants to use their own computers and software during the hackathon. Given the limited time of the event, we encourage participants to prepare computers with the required development environment prior to the event. We encourage fair use of technology and expect participants to comply with all applicable copyright rules for the technology used during the event.

VR | Teams will have access to VR equipment such as Oculus Go, Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift. As well as a pre-made Unity framework. Teams planning to work with VR during the hackathon should contact mentor Mareks Zirdziņš about the setup in advance.

Participants will have access to the University of Latvia MII cloud-based Hadoop  platform with big data processing technologies that allows you to analyze all datasets as one large database. The platform will have imported multiple datasets from data.gov.lv, and it will be able to import others.

WHAT RESULTS ARE WE EXPECTING?

Open Data
Technology
Business idea

The result must be a prototype of an original, innovative mobile or web application that benefits the municipality, its entrepreneurs, residents, tourists.

Please note that the prototype must be original, not previously published in similar competitions, in whole or in part. The result must not be in contravention of Latvian legislation and copyright.


Evaluation criteria:
Open Data: The solution uses open data in an innovative way for the benefit of the public or a part of it.
Technical implementation: The solution uses open standards and the latest technologies in an innovative way. We recommend publishing the code as open source. Open source publishing is optional, but the project whose code will be published as open source will have a higher rating.
Viability of the idea / socio-economic benefits.

The results will be evaluated by a jury consisting of representatives from VARAM, LATA, organizers, partners and mentors.

Open Data Hackathon for Municipalities  jury  members:

  1. Mikus Jēkabsons, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia

  2. Jānis Treijs, Latvian Open Technology Association

  3. Jānis Tupulis, Tieto

  4. Martin Švec, HERE

  5. Raimonds Simanovskis, eazyBI

  6. Ričards Gailums, Valmieras municipality

  7. Michal Kepka, Plan4all project

  8. Andrus Kurvits, Tartu Science Park

  9. Jānis Upenieks, Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments

  10. Tuula Löytty, Smart&Lean

AWARDS

Money prizes for a team (2-5 people per team).

Other prizes from hackathon supporters - Valmiera Drama Theatre, Tech Chill.

1000‎€

1st place

750‎€

2nd place

500‎€

3rd place

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Anyone who has an idea how to create apps from open data.

 

Anyone who

wants to put ideas into action!

We invite anyone, including:

  • Ideas people:  Apply if you have an idea what problem could be solved with open data.

  • Technology people: Apply if you're a developer, coder, graphic and interface designer, GIS expert or UX / UI expert.

  • Data people:  Apply if you are interested in open data, you have the skills to process, analyze, and visualize data, you are a data data journalist or data community activist.

 

Local government employees and new or emerging entrepreneurs are particularly welcome. Both students and experienced professionals are welcome!

 

Participants must be over 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18 but are interested in participating in a hackathon, you should contact the organizers for participating terms. 

Participants can apply both individually and in teams (2-5 people). For those applying individually, it will be possible to form teams during the hackathon.

Expected participants: 80. Participation in the hackathon is free.

WHY TO PARTICIPATE?

24 hours spent with interesting and creative people!

  • You will prove your skills as a developer, coder, data analyst, industry professional.

  • You will improve your professional skills.

  • You will gain valuable professional experience to add to your CV.

  • You will meet Latvian and foreign open data experts.

  • You will make contacts useful in your future professional life.

  • A chance to win a money prize and various promotional prizes.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Participants must provide themselves with a computer and other work equipment.

Participants should bring a mat and sleeping bag if they plan to sleep.

The organizers provide catering.

If you plan to get from Riga to Valmiera by public transport, the train leaves Riga Central Station at 10:34 and arrive in Valmiera at 12:57, but the bus departs from Riga SAO 10:50 and arrives in Valmiera at 13:00. 

There will be a shuttle bus for participants to Riga after the event.

Hackathon language - Latvian and English.
Coordinator of Hackathon: Ieva Vitolina, e-mail: lata@lata.org.lv

REGISTRATION

Registration will close on October 16 or when the expected number of participants is reached. Organizers reserve the right to refuse participation to ensure that hackathon participants include technology and data experts and people with ideas. Expected number of participants: 80 participants. Participation fee: None.

 

During Hackathon, participants can be photographed and filmed, and materials will be used for publicity. The organizers reserve the right to specify the terms of participation before the start of the hackathon.

 

PROGRAM

PRE-HACKATHON WEBINAR

Before the hackathon, the webinar will be held on June 13 and September 12, where local government representatives will be introduced to the idea of ​​open data and local governments will be invited to open data to hackathon participants.

 

https://www.lps.lv/lv/tiesraides-videoarhivs/videoarhivs/407-vebinars-pasvaldibam-par-atvertajiem-datiem

Presentations from webinar

 

HACKATHON PROGRAM

Friday

October 18

13:00 Doors open, Registration, Coffee and snacks


14:00    Opening, goals, tasks, introducing by moderator

14:15 Presentations on data resources:

  • Open Data Portal of Latvia. Mikus Jēkabsons, VARAM

  • Data of Municipalities.

  • Data on Densely Populated Areas in Latvia. Dāvis Kļaviņš, Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

  • Data of Ministry of Health of Latvia.

  • Geospatial data for local communities, Una Krutova, RTU, project “Coast4us”

  • Application of Open Data for Specific Domains: Data Sources available for Hackathon, Michal Kepka, project "Plan4all".

  •  HERE Technologies - open location platform and data you can use, Martin Švec.

14:40  Hackathon Challenges by moderator.  Mentors' introduction

15:10 Coffee break


15:30  Preparing ideas and pitching (90 sec idea on a slide)

Forming multidisciplinary teams

 

16: 30 Teams go to workplace and teamwork starts

17:00 Mentors presentations:

  • 17:00 Application of Simulation Modeling Tools for Resilient Farming by Adaptive Microclimate Management, GInta Majore, H2020 project StarGate

  • 17:10 Smart Agriculture and Innovation Hubs for Capacity Building on Open Technology Application: Example from SmartAgriHub, PoliRural, Sieusoil projects, Michal Kepka, project "Plan4all"

  • 17:30  HERE Technologies - open location platform and data you can use, Martin Švec.

17:45 Teamwork continues


19:00  Dinner buffet  


20:00  Teamwork continues | Mentor presentations

  • 20:00 Open Data and Cyber Security: Challenges in the Future, Ginta Majore

 

20:15  Teamwork continues
21:00  Mentoring round No. 1

Teamwork and mentoring continues till the data sunrise comes 

Saturday

October 19

09:00    Breakfast

   
10:00    Checkpoint, m
entoring round No. 2   


13:00    Lunch    


14:30    Pitch Drills 


16:00    Coffee break 


17:00    Final Team pitches (3 min absolute maximum!) to the jury)    

18:30   Coffee break  
 

19:00    Award ceremony

 

19:30    Doors close  

There will be a shuttle bus to Riga for participants after the event.

 

MENTORS

JURIJS HOĻMS

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Technology expert

UNA KRUTOVA

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Open geospatial data expert

MIKUS JĒKABSONS

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Open data expert

MICHAL KEPKA (CZECH REPUBLIC)

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Open geospatial data expert

ROJS DAUBURS

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Moderator

NIKA ALEKSEJEVA

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Expert in data visualization and journalism

ANDRE NITZSCHMANN

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Expert in Digital Health & Business Development

GINTA MAJORE

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Technology expert

TOMS CEĻMILLERS

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Open data expert

RAIMONDS SIMANOVSKIS

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Open data and technology expert

 

JĀNIS KAULIŅŠ

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Municipality data expert

DĀVIS KĻAVIŅŠ

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Geospatial data expert

MAREKS ZIRDZIŅŠ

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VR expert

FLORIAN LORETAN (GERMANY)

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Open data and technology expert

MARTIN ŠVEC (CZECH REPUBLIC)

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HERE technology, Data Sourcing & Business Development 

expert

AGATE AMBULTE

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Municipality, IT and Smart Digital Solutions expert

VLADYSLAV 

YAKOVENKO

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Deloitte expert, Data Scientist, Python and Scala expert

GUNITA KUĻIKOVSKA

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VR and urban planning expert

TUULA LÖYTTY (FINLAND)

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Technology expert

MĀRTIŅŠ VALAINIS

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HERE technology expert

 

ANDRUS KURVITS (ESTONIA)

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Innovation and technology expert

SONA VERESOVA (SLOVAKIA)

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HERE technology  expert

ORGANIZERS

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VENUE

Hackathon will take place in Valmiera, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Terbatas Street 10

Hakatons notiks Vidzemes Augstskolā, Inženierzinātņu fakultātē, Tērbatas ielā 10,   LV - 4201, Latvijā.

 

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