In an ongoing effort to improve life the United Nations have sponsored a hackathon aimed at Fighting Ebola thanks to geospatial Open Source tools.
Venue: JCSE, Braamfontein
Time: You can (and must!) start on a challenge NOW! Work on it in your own time.
Final: 1 July 2017
Bring yourself and your computer to the JCSE on 1 July where the following will take place:
08h00 - 13h00: Put the finishing touches to your project with help from mentors.
13h00 - 13h30: Lunch
13h30 - 15h30: Presentation and judging
15h30 - 16h00 prizegiving: a monetary prize sponsored by OSGeo plus a certificate issued by OSGeo and signed by the President of OSGeo
Hackathon entrants get discounted access to the preceding three days of FOSS4G where you can pick up skills in presentations and workshops or just sit and code.
Theme: Fighting Ebola thanks to geospatial OS tools.
You could extend an existing project or start something completely new on the web, mobile or desktop.
Here are some ideas, but you are not limited to these - use your imagination!
Data can be found on WHO website: http://apps.who.int/
The UN Ebola Predictive Model: https://foss4g-africa.org/media/uploads/workflow_ebolapredictivemodel_l1.pdf
Use any open data source you like, or something from OpenUp.
Sign up for the Hackathon at (create a presentation type in the website). Entry is R 50 per team.