Welcome to the first DSI Do-a-thon
Registration for this event has closed. For more information, please visit the do-a-thon repository on Github here: https://github.com/UVA-DSI/2017-doathon/
Doathons bring together diverse participants to get things done — openly, collaboratively and quickly. The event centers around participants (no monologues!) and focused attention to doable projects, where collaboration, discovery and preservation are made easy.
The term is inspired by hackathons — events focused on coding — but the activities can and do extend well beyond coding, e.g. to include graphic design storytelling, policy or curriculum development, outreach activities, you name it.
To get an idea of what this might mean in practice, take a look at a previous doathon and see what was done there.
The event is for people interested in open data — providers, aggregators or users of open data, data visualizers, data journalists, user experience designers, educators or anyone working towards data open.
It is organized by the Data Science Institute (DSI) at the University of Virginia.