A Data Science Central Community
September 27, 2013
Save the date! You're invited. We are organizing not one but two exciting competitions: a 24-hour hackathon followed by a deeper, two-month dive. On the evening of September 27, we will convene at Microsoft San Francisco (835 Market St Ste 700, San Francisco, CA). The purpose of the competition is to quantify and predict how citizens will react to a specific 311 issue. Come see, predict, and fix by working with actual city data on real city problems.
What makes an issue urgent? What do citizens really care about? How much does location matter? Being able to forecast the most pressing 311 topics will allow governments to focus their efforts on fixing the most important problems.
Those outside the Bay Area can participate online in the hackathon and also in the ensuing longer competition. If you are more interested in using the data for visualization or "non-predictive" data mining, we have arranged for a $500 visualization prize.
Please register on the Meetup page if you plan to attend.
We hope to see you there, or online!