2012 Visualizing Global Marathon - Visualizing TechCity@UCL
Publication date: Nov 1, 2012 3:06:37 PM
Start: Nov 9, 2012 4:00:00 PM
This year, the global student design community will be brought together for one weekend to tackle real world issues with data and design. There is an awesome jury of leading data and design professionals to evaluate all the Marathon submissions and they will award over $10,000 in prizes.
UCL will be hosting a London meet up for this global competition on Friday 9 November. We will also be holding our own 3 day competition for visualizing TechCity data - and the winning entry to be included in a new hard copy publication.
Participants can continue on Saturday and Sunday independently, or you might want to meet up with some students you meet on Friday.
We encourage you to register and take part in this world-wide event.
To participate in the event, you must register on Eventbrite. In addition to Eventbrite, all participants must have an account on Visualizing. Visit 2012 Visualizing Global Marathon for eligibility and rules, FAQs, and more.
How It Works
Dive into data visualization alongside students from around the world. At the start of the marathon you will be given a data set and challenge in order to design and build a project that creatively visualizes the data.
You can work individually or in teams, participating online or at one of the in-person meetups. There will be broadcasted workshops by data viz rockstars throughout the weekend. There will also be games, mini-challenges and more ways to connect with other students. Upload your finished project by the deadline, and then get to see what everyone else has been working on!
The event is free for all students. You can compete individually or in a team of up to four members.
There is an awesome jury of leading data and design professionals to evaluate all the Marathon submissions and they will award over $10,000 in prizes.
Places are limited to 30 so book now. See you there!
About UCL Advances
The centre for entrepreneurship at UCL, UCL Advances, offers training, networking and business support for staff, students and external entrepreneurs to encourage and enable new enterprises to get going. Its primary role is to promote a culture of entrepreneurship on campus and engagement with entrepreneurs and small businesses beyond UCL's boundaries and currently delivers over 30 activity programmes. UCL Advances is part of UCL Enterprise, which provides UCL's structures for engaging with business for commercial and societal benefit.