Data Hackathons Workshop: Livestream + Remote Participation

Join us in Denver at the inaugural International Data Week, or via Livestream + Remote Participation!

Data Hackathons: Lessons Learned and Best Practices Workshop
Thursday Sept. 15, 2pm Mountain Time / 4pm ET / 1pm PT
Hosted by the West Big Data Innovation Hub (WBDIH), Research Data Alliance (RDA), and Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

By convening data scientists, engineers, designers, and other stakeholders to work on challenges with “marathon”-like intensity, data-focused hackathons can spark meaningful collaborations and produce viable solutions.  This hands-on, interactive workshop seeks to empower our community leaders with lessons learned and best practices from hackathon organizers and participants. Workshop attendees will meet and collaborate with other innovation enthusiasts from academia, government, nonprofits, and industry as we capture insights about the design, implementation, and scalability of data-focused hackathons.  Join the conversation with #datahackworkshop!

Our Agenda includes:

  • Plenary Panel with
    • Nicholas Skytland (Data Evangelist, NASA)
    • Jane Wyngaard (Research Data Technologist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Notre Dame University)
    • Daniel Mietchen (Bioinformatics Researcher, National Institutes of Health)
    • Matthew Jones (Director of Informatics R&D, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UC Santa Barbara)
    • Doug Hayes (CEO, Junto Health)
    • Kerry Dew (President, UGE Inc and Co-Founder, Utah Geek Events)
  • Breakout Sessions (with remote participation) on

How to Participate Beyond the 3-hour Event:

  • has an overview of all community-curated content we have started to capture. Please share your insights, favorite resources, and contribute to the breakout sessions!
  Visit the Workshop Website at for speaker bios, the full agenda, and links to the above resources. We hope you can join us!