DE Hacks Data - December 2nd, 3rd

Calling all developers, designers, analysts, data enthusiasts and civic hackers to come together and hack data in Hampton Roads. Come help us take data from the community and turn it into something for the community.

We need developers to move data from one place to another, build data products, and help connect the dots.

We need designers to let the data tell a story and create intuitive and insightful visuals. Your job is to help communicate to a large and diverse audience.

We need statisticians and analysts to dig in and understand the data, ask the right questions and help identify actionable insights. Your role is critical for helping us answer the questions we don’t even know to ask.

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Workshops and Community Partners

Hackathons are not just about making something cool: they are about learning. For Hack Data, we have partnered with the community and tech leaders to bring a day of talks and workshops.

November 28th:
Orientation Dinner @ Hatch from 6 – 8PM. We’ll go over logistics and talk about what to expect at DE Hack Data. You don’t want to miss this!

December 2nd:
Come listen to talks by United Way and the City of Norfolk on recent data initiatives and challenges they are facing, as well as a deep dive into the data they will be providing. Participate in workshops from Heroku, Microsoft, and others to get hands-on experience learning the tools for data science.

December 3rd:
It’s all about hacking and winning! Build and present for a chance to win prizes!


Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve tried to help by creating some challenges, and for each challenge, there will be great prizes! Learn, compete, win prizes, and make a difference! In addition to the challenges below, check out the Resources page for more information.

Solve a problem

Use data to identify problematic areas. Even better, use data to provide solutions or improve on existing efforts.

Tell a story

Create something that tells a story or presents data in a compelling and insightful way.

Using the tools

Use the tools to turn data into a product. Do something creative with existing tools, or demonstrate new and innovative ideas.

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