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
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 municipality: https://failiem.lv/u/rapkgctc
Quality of the environment. Availability. Environmental protection, monitoring. Air. Water. Forests. Soil. Effects of climate change in the environment. Awareness and participation.
Public order. Civil protection. Floods. Critical situations. Evacuation. Events. Education. Digital security.
Smart mobility. Access to public transport, timetables, load. Transport type, flow and availability of infrastructure. Sharing. Sensor networks.
Access to health care. Healthy lifestyle and physical activity. Social assistance, protection of children's rights.
Preschool, basic education, secondary education. Lifelong learning. After school education. Support, organization, availability.
Planning of cities, regions. Utilities. Territory improvement. Business support. Reducing unemployment. Tourism.
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?
Preservation of historical and contemporary values. Creativity. Events. Accessibility, development, support.
WHAT DATA WILL BE AVAILABLE?
Data from the Latvian Open Data Portal https://data.gov.lv/ containing more than 250 datasets on the following topics: Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, Health, Transport, Education, Culture, Economy and Entrepreneurship, Population and Society, and other data on regions and municipalities.
European Union open data portals:
Open Land Use Map: https://sdi4apps.eu/open_land_use/
Smart Point of Interest: https://gis.zcu.cz/spoi/
Copernicus services data: https://scihub.copernicus.eu/
Open Transport Map: http://opentransportmap.info/
Transport flow data in Jelgava https://failiem.lv/u/gv48ekmq
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
WHAT TOOLS WILL BE AVAILABLE?
Fair use of
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?
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.
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:
Mikus Jēkabsons, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia
Jānis Treijs, Latvian Open Technology Association
Jānis Tupulis, Tieto
Martin Švec, HERE
Raimonds Simanovskis, eazyBI
Ričards Gailums, Valmieras municipality
Michal Kepka, Plan4all project
Andrus Kurvits, Tartu Science Park
Jānis Upenieks, Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments
Tuula Löytty, Smart&Lean
Money prizes for a team (2-5 people per team).
Other prizes from hackathon supporters - Valmiera Drama Theatre, Tech Chill.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Anyone who has an idea how to create apps from open data.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
10:00 Checkpoint, mentoring round No. 2
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.
IN COOPERATION WITH
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.