As part of the 2018 Swiss Statistics Meeting, hackdays will be held for the first time. During the
hackdays, interested participants will research the potential of various data sets. The attendees will work together in interdisciplinary teams to explore the data and master the challenges. The different skills and backgrounds within
the different teams will allow for creativity and the development of new solutions and ideas.
Free participation & family-friendly setting
Participation in the hackdays is free. In freely-chosen teams, participants will work on visualisations and analyses among other things. Rooms will be available for this purpose as of Saturday 25 August. Refreshments and a high-performance wifi connection will be available around the clock. Attendees of the Swiss Statistics Meeting are also naturally welcome whether as active team members or bystanders. A supervised playarea for children will be available during the hackdays. We are evaluating whether there is demand for full service childcare for children staying the entire day. Please fill in this form if you are interested:
Final Results will be presented at the Swiss Statistics Meeting
This first hackdays will attract a completely new group of people to the Swiss Statistics Meeting. Participants from a broad range of different fields will breathe new life into the statistics scene, providing for an exchange between experts from various areas. This is an exciting prospect both for the offices taking part in the Swiss Statistics Meeting in terms of the transfer of technology and recruitment.
At the end the results of the hackdays will be presented to the public at the Swiss Statistics Meeting on Tuesday 28 August.
We are a group of people committed to open data and civic engagement. Hackdays are part of our DNA.
We are a group of people working for organizations committed to bringing together different communities to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies.
Marco Sieber & Reto Wick (OpenData Stadt Zürich) / Andreas Amsler, Matthias Mazenauer & Thomas Lo Russo (Statistisches Amt Kanton Zürich) / Cristina Sarasua, University of Zurich / Gonzalo Casas, Open Network Infrastructure Network Association / Muriel Buri & Dorothea Hug Peter, University of Zurich & Zurich R User-Group
Fruitful hackdays depend on fertile ground. Our organizing team is involved in several other events taking place this year, such as MakeZurich vol. 2 and the Wiki-Datathon. TWIST will draw upon the work done at these events.
June 22-30, 2018, MakeZurich vol. 2
June 16, 2018, Wikidata Zurich Datathon