Visualizing Marathon 2011

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 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

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 to make this happen.

Sydney: September 24 – September 25
New York: October 8 – October 9
São Paulo: October 22 – October 23
London: November 12 – November 13
Berlin: December 3 – December 4

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  • Joel

    Where is Sidney?

  • Gregor

    The German location changed from Munich to Berlin