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The Barcelona Open Data Challenge is back

Open data returns the to city’s primary and secondary schools with the Barcelona Open Data Challenge, a competition designed to promote use of the Open Data BCN portal among 3rd and 4th year secondary school and vocational education students, as well as enhance their data processing skills, encourage teamwork and foster a critical spirit.


The Open Data BCN portal was made available to the general public in 2011 and currently contains over 450 data sets on various aspects of the city: climate, air quality, mobility, residents’ complaints, accident rates and housing, among others.


To help integrate working with open data into the classroom, school teachers are offered the possibility to take part in a specific training plan on open data, the Open Data BCN portal and data processing tools. That way they will be able to convey all this new teaching material to the students and guide them in the research work and information analysis they carry out.


The winners of the competition will receive additional training and will be able to visit data research, processing, investigation and analysis centres, as well as get to know companies in the technological and innovation sectors. 


You have until 30 September 2018 to register using this link:


Successful first edition


The Fabra i Coats Creation Factory was the setting for the closing ceremony of the first Barcelona Open Data Challenge, which was attended by over 300 people, including young students, teachers, Council staff and employees of other institutions and bodies linked to data.


The winning project of the first edition was submitted by the Institut Ferran Tallada school, which used the Social Cohesion Index (ICS) to measure inequalities in the city neighbourhoods.


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