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Data Worlds organises and supports public and specialist events, Meetups and hackathons. The big data events address current trends and connect experts with laypeople with a view to making the potential of innovative forms of data use more tangible.
The first Big Data Seminar was held at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts on 11 September 2015. In the course of lectures and discussions, 18 participants identified ways of improving the use of data.
Data Worlds supports a number of event formats in order to meet its three objectives: Exploring current trends, connecting experts from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with external partners, and making the potential of innovative forms of data use accessible to a broader audience.
Public events focus on data trends as observed in business, societal and cultural settings. They are designed for a broad specialist audience and for interested members of the public.
Specialist events focus on specific topics relating to data and aim to connect experts from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with external partners in research and the applied fields.
A hackathon is a collaborative event on a particular topic during which participants develop creative uses of data in the course of two to three days. The results are meant to provide not only an economic benefit but also a contribution as seen from a political, artistic and social perspective. The first hackathon already has been scheduled at the Campus in Rotkreuz in Spring 2016 – provisionally on the topic of Energy.
At the Open Tourism Hackdays in Arosa, interdisciplinary teams developed project ideas for tourism of the future.
The open data community of Switzerland, as well as international representatives of the digital society, met recently to discuss the future of open data. The seventh Open Data Conference was held under the motto of “Beyond Government,” and the speakers made a strong case for more transparency by addressing important issues and building awareness for the challenges that lie ahead.
The third Meetup mainly focused on how best to integrate the interdisciplinary Data Worlds project into the data+service national thematic network.
At the third Big Data Seminar of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Swisscom explained its current activities involving big data and artificial intelligence.
From 29 August until 2 September 2016, CreaLab of the Future teamed up with the interdisciplinary Data Worlds project during the fifth CREALAB SUMMER SCHOOL 2016 to discover further innovative data uses.
X-Lab provides an environment for learning and experimenting with big data applications that is managed as part of the interdisciplinary Data Worlds project. The Visual Analytics course, which X-Lab offered for the first time, took a close look at the options for displaying and analysing complex data sets.
Data Worlds hosted the second Meetup on 26 April 2016, which outlined the latest developments in the interdisciplinary project.
The first hackathon on the interdisciplinary Data Worlds project was dedicated to the topic of energy and took place on 8 and 9 April 2016.
For the second time already, the Big Data Seminar was held at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts on 15 March 2016 – sponsored and organised by Data Worlds.
The internal kick-off event for Data Worlds was held on 26 October 2015. It marked the first time that data specialists and interested members from all six departments of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts were able to meet.