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.
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.
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.