European Big Data Hackathon 2017

The European Big Data Hackathon is an event organised by the European Commission (Eurostat) which gathered teams from all over Europe to compete for the best data product combining official statistics and big data to support policy makers in one pressing policy question facing Europe.

Date and venue

The Hackathon took place in Brussels from 13 to 15 March 2017 back to back with the NTTS 2017.

Participation in the Hackathon

Teams of three members were proposed by the National Statistical Institutes and included members of the national data science community, staff of the statistical office or a partnership of both.

Presentation at the NTTS 2017 and publication opportunities in JOS and EURONA

The prototypes developed at the Hackathon could be the subject of a scientific paper which, like in the case of NTTS papers, could be submitted for consideration for a special NTTS issue of the Journal of Official Statistics, as well as a special NTTS section of the Eurostat Review on National Accounts and Macroeconomic Indicators.

The winner and the two runners-up presented their prototypes at a plenary session of the NTTS 2017 conference.

Follow the Hackathon

You can follow the Hackathon Twitter account @EU_BD_Hackathon and the Twitter hashtag #euBDhack for news on the event.

The presentations of the prototypes of the teams and the announcement of the winners was web streamed and recorded. Check out the Hackathon streaming page for the recordings: https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/european-big-data-hackathon