HQ Raleigh and Forward Impact are proud to host the second annual NC DataPalooza! The open-data competition connects local experts, innovators, and entrepreneurs to relevant, clean data drawn from federal, state, and local resources.
This open data is used to develop applications and solutions that catalyze positive community and economic impact. This year’s event will focus on using open data to spark health innovation.
By hosting NC DataPalooza for the second year in a row, the Triangle will be recognized as a center for open data, collaboration, and entrepreneurial innovation, furthering our goal to make this region a top five entrepreneurial community in the country.
Triangle Startup Weekend: Open Health Data on May 16th-18th
Who: TSW: Health DataJam brings together passionate health professionals, students, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers on a mission to revolutionize the health sector through relevant open data.
What: The weekends are 54-hour experiential learning events that provide participants the opportunity to pitch ideas, collaborate with others who have complementary skill sets, and produce startups that solve important health problems using open data. This particular Startup Weekend serves as a lead-in to the 2nd Annual NC DataPalooza competition.
When: May 16th – 18th
Where: HQ Raleigh, 310 S Harrington St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Why: Through collaboration, entrepreneurial thinking, community building, and leveraging open data, we can positively impact the future of healthcare, help build healthy cities, and encourage healthy behavior.
Early bird registration ends on May 9th! Register here.
Important Data Repositories for NC Datapalooza
- NC Datapalooza Open Data Portal – Find all of the data sets that the Data Tiger Team has curated. Look over the data sets to become familiar with what is available and suggest additional data sets that may be helpful for your idea
- Boot Camp Ideation – Find lists of all the ideas that came out of the ideation sessions of the Boot Camp. Think about what you might want to work on or contribute additional ideas. Hosted on the Raleigh Local Wiki.
- #TSWDataJam – The official hashtag. Search Twitter for information!