Vizathon 2021 is a free, 4-day visualization hackathon for students passionate about producing and visualizing data-driven insights in public health, social justice and economics. The event will provide opportunities for high school and college students to enhance their data science skills, explore career paths in data science and obtain mentorship to create stunning visualizations.
Don’t have any experience in data science? Not a problem! The event is designed to be beginner-friendly as well.
With the adverse effects of COVID-19 still lingering in several countries, analyzing public health has never been more crucial. This track will focus on crunching and visualizing data from hospitals, medical organizations and the public health community, with the aim of inferring or predicting meaningful results either quantitatively, qualitatively or visually. Some examples can include studying patient data (in keeping with confidentiality terms), morbidity and mortality rates, public health infrastructure versus COVID-19 response, vaccination rates, non-COVID related public health analysis, etc.
The social justice track delves into all domains related to social good, justice, politics, law, etc. Some examples could include analyzing and visualizing the political climate in war-stricken countries, leveraging AI for social good, picking a social cause and extracting meaningful insights from relevant datasets, analyzing intriguing legal chapters of history, etc.
The economics track will deal with all domains concerned with finance, economics and their consequent effects on the world. Some sample topics which are presently relevant include cryptocurrency (Bitcoin), Wall Street versus Reddit: The GameStop phenomena, the COVID-19 economic downfall and resurrection after vaccinations, etc.
The hacker guide will be released to all attendees closer to the start of the event.
- Every participant must be a current high school student or college student.
- Teams can be anywhere between 1-4 members. Every member must have registered on both our Devpost and Typeform to be eligible for prizes.
- Every participant must begin working on their visualizations after the Vizathon 2021 opening ceremony. Any visualizations or work related to submitted visualizations will be disqualified from judging.
- Every submission must include a < 2 minute demo video showcasing the key features of the visualization. Projects without a demo video will not be judged.
Awards:- $2,000 in prizes