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Codeup + EAA present: the Big Data Code-a-thon
Fri, May 5, 2017, 7:00 PM – Sat, May 6, 2017, 5:00 PM CDT
**Please note: The dates have been changed from May 6-7th (Saturday night - all day Sunday) to May 5-6th (Friday night - all day Saturday). **
Calling all developers, coders, and designers! It's time for the second annual Big Data Code-a-thon.
This weekend competition, brought to you by Codeup and the Edwards Aquifer Authority, gives you an opportunity to solve big data challenges for our community. There will also be $5,000 in cash prizes!
All participants must be registered on Eventbrite in order to attend. Registration will be capped at 50 spots—so don’t wait. Participants are welcome to bring any open-source code that they've developed in the past that might be helpful in solving the challenges. Light meals and snacks provided!
The EAA will provide the following data sets:
*SCADA Rain Gauge Network
The SCADA Rain-Gauge network consists of 70 locations across Uvalde, Hondo, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays and Caldwell counties where rain is measured
*Aquarius Time Series
Aquarius Time Series hold information for hundreds on locations across the region for wells, weather stations, springs and streams. Some of the most significant data is information associated with our wells as it dictates water usage across the region for farmers and residents.
Aquarius Samples houses data associated with threatened and endangered species an excerpt of this data will be provided
Onset, Hobo-Link data consists of data from weather stations at 8 locations across the region. The information presented from Hobo-Link include the following sensors: Rain, Temperature, Pressure, Dew Point, Wind Speed, Gust Speed, Direction, Solar Radiation, Water Content
*Statistical Export and Analysis
Take datasets by location and perform some interesting scientific analysis with a specific data-set. One example being recent work done with Hobo-Link data to calculate and deliver evapotranspiration or develop an application to deliver data quickly for future scientific analysis. (Data options: Aquarius Time Series, Aquarius Samples, & Hobo-Link)
*Field Data Entry
Often it is difficult for our science department to input information from the field for discrete pieces of data (well water-levels being one example) Aquarius Time Series Application (Data options: Aquarius Time Series)
*Map Display of Data
Developing a mapping application where all data sets across the organization show up on the map with as much information as possible is mapped would be very interesting. (Data Options: All Datasets)
*First Responders App
An app that allows locations that store hazardous waste to be put on a map as well as specific instructions on how to fight a fire at that location
*Online Educational App
An app that allows the EAA to publish games, videos, images and articles to the public for use by school children and others interested in education about the EAA
1st place: $3,000
2nd place: $1,000
3rd place: $500
Student (x2): $250
**Fun Fact: Last year's code-a-thon offered the winning team an opportunity of a $50,000 contract.**