Cybera and Alberta Innovates team up on COVID-19 hackathon

COVID-19 is a global pandemic, and “flattening the curve” is a critical approach for slowing the spread of the disease.

Alberta Innovates, together with Cybera, are holding a virtual open data science hackathon from April 10 to May 8. The goal is to:

  1. Build data driven insights into "flattening the curve" of COVID-19 infections
  2. Map the eventual economic recovery

This online, sprint-like event will see data scientists, economists, students, and everyday citizens collaborate on a data science project specific to Alberta or Canada. This is about providing a better understanding of the story through data!

Participants will collect and curate worldwide open data, and refine, transform, and link that data to provide visualizations, utilizing the Alberta Data Institute's data analytics platform. Ideally, these visualizations will assist health researchers with an understanding on how our efforts are working to “flatten the curve,” and/or provide leaders with a data-driven context for economic recovery for Alberta and Canada.

Register for the hackathon