After last year’s successful 24-hour data visualization marathon, Visualizing teams up again with GE to bring the Visualizing Marathon 2011 to five cities around the world: Sydney, New York, São Paulo, London and Berlin.
Students from the academic partners of Visualizing.org will work in teams of 3 to 4 persons over the course of 24 hours to design a solution to a real world problem. A selection of open data sets will be provided by the organizers, but students are also free to use their own data sets as long as they are openly available. Results can be in any format and will be uploaded to Visualizing.org.
Here’s a little bit of inspiration from the Visualizing Marathon 2010 in New York:
If you’re a student of an academic partner you can register for the marathon in your city. If your school is not yet an academic partner, get in touch with Visualizing.org to make this happen.