UZH Digital Day Hackathon

Crowdsourcing Data Analysis ­– A hackathon to encourage participants to implement data analysis on open data that we will provide, and to implement tools that facilitate new workflows of crowdsourced data analysis.

Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich
09:00 - 21:00
Theme worlds: Mobility
Host: Universität Zürich
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Description

UZH Digital Day Hackathon

With the increasing number of available data sets, Data Science has influenced a broad range of fields including economics, science and society. Organisations use Data Science methods for decision-making, data-driven journalism is becoming popular in mass media, and new empirical scientific disciplines have emerged thanks to the application of Data Science methods. In order to be able to find meaning in these large amounts of data, artificial intelligence is needed to search, filter and mine the data. But humans are still a key resource to audit the algorithmic output of machines. Crowdsourcing is a technique to involve humans in the loop, that has proven to be successful in academia and industry. The goal of the hackathon "Crowdsourcing Data Analysis" is to encourage participants to implement data analysis on open data that we will provide, and to implement tools that facilitate new workflows of crowdsourced data analysis. The event will be held in English/German.

Please find here all information concerning the hackathon.

Participation in this event is limited to 50 persons - please register here!

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Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich

Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich

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About us

University of Zurich (UZH) With its 26,000 enrolled students, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland's largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe's first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world. Made up of seven faculties covering some 100 different subject areas, the University offers a wide variety of Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs. UZH Digital Society Initiative (DSI) The digitalization is fundamentally changing science and society. This process challenges existing paradigms, enables novel approaches for research and teaching, and requires new competences in a rapidly changing societal reality. The Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich provides an academic platform for promoting critical, interdisciplinary reflection and innovation on all aspects of the digitalization of society and the sciences.

"Digital change is not a purely technological phenomenon; it also has a profound impact on the economy and society. The Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich therefore involves researchers from all disciplines in order to broadly reflect and innovatively shape the process of digitalisation".
Michael Hengartner, President UZH

Why We Join

The times in which only technological innovations and performance were discussed are over. Because there is more at stake: ethical, legal, social and economic aspects must also be discussed and the view of digitalisation must be extended. Switzerland must meet the challenges of digitalisation, and the University of Zurich, the largest university in Switzerland, has a key role to play in this. The University of Zurich therefore founded the Digital Society Initiative in 2016, a platform that researches and bundles digitization across all disciplines. We are participating in Digital Day 2018 to present some of our digitalisation projects to Swiss citizens. We would like to show you how we can shed light on the risks and opportunities of social digitalisation and thus actively shape our future.

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