The Data Innovation Challenge seems like it might be of interest to PSU faculty and students. I will be at the Data Fair on 3/18 and can get more info, if you think that’s warranted let me know.
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The California State Water Resources Control Boards’ Office of Information Management and Analysis (OIMA) is excited to announce that we will be hosting a series of data-centered events from March 18 – April 22, 2016, including a Data Fair and a Data Innovation Challenge. These events will be focused on fostering transparency and collaboration within the Water Boards, with other agencies, and with the general public, to help turn data into knowledge and insight that supports our mission of preserving and enhancing Waters of the State. We would like to invite you to participate, and to help us spread the word to anyone who may be interested!
The events will begin with a Data Fair on March 18, 2016, which will be an open house for our publicly available data, and will include a combination of thought-provoking presentations and access to dataset stewards (see the event flyer for more information). The Data Fair will also serve to kick off the Water Boards’ Data Innovation Challenge. The Data Innovation Challenge (similar to an apps challenge or codefest) is a competition of brainstorming and computer programming that will draw together the talent and creativity of software developers and designers to create apps, visualizations, and other tools that can help better harness the Water Boards' data (see the event flyer for more information). Keep an eye on our data website for more news on these events, as well as other news and events related to the Water Boards’ data initiatives!
Please contact David Altare (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jarma Bennett (email@example.com) or Erick Burres (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding these events.