We have an interesting list of speakers and mentors lined up for the event. You can know more about them here!
Jackie is interested in the intersection between human and finance that can be augmented by data, and believes there is plenty more room to explore this exciting area. He is fond of writing, ranging from gif-laden Medium posts to peer-reviewed research publications.
Gwyneth Teo is currently a senior broadcast journalist at Channel NewsAsia, focusing on the transport newsbeat. Ever since graduating from NUS with a bachelors of Social Sciences and the University's Scholars' Programme, she has gained tremendous experience in production and developing the right story for the audience.
Tobias Leong is a Data Engineering Technical Lead at GovTech Singapore. He focusses on delivering big data infrastructure solutions within the public sector to enable public officers to extract insights from data. Before joining GovTech, Tobias spent 1.5 years in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs traveling the world. Not too long ago, he graduated from NUS with a degree in Economics.
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The event is open to all (NUS Students, other uni students and the public). If you can’t find a team, don’t worry! Sign up as an individual and we’ll find a team for you.
The theme is data journalism. No constraints beyond that.
It’s a competition with top 3 prizes to be won by participating teams. However, there will be supplementary workshops on 14th February organised by Tableau and during the event to help participants.
Participants will be able to address any question they deem interesting. They will deliver a dashboard (Refer to the image below for more information) and be given 3 minute to walk the participants through it.
Nope! Our data hackathon is accessible to all students, regardless of skill set and discipline. The word “journalism” makes understandable what we expect as a deliverable. It also emphasise the potential implications of real word data as data storytelling but it also goes further to encompass quantitative reasoning, since the story can affect societal arguments and social policy.
Mentors will assist participants when they need it. Indeed, participants should have fun using data to answer important questions but they shouldn’t be limited by technicalities. Scientific rigour, correctness and precision but also communication skills and creativeness will be taken into consideration to decide a winner.
Doesn’t matter! Certain methods of story-telling might require walking through the user through a fixed storyline. Others might want to grant users an opportunity to explore by themselves Find your insight, develop your story and think: is an interactive dashboard better?
The reason we chose to partner with Tableau specifically is due to the ease of use and setup. If you think your insights might be better delivered via plot.ly, tidyverse(R) or even excel, go ahead!
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