FuturICT 2.0 Hackathon: Educational Data Challenge

Congratulations to the winners of the hackathon!

1st place. Team Eagle Eye

Iveta Daugule, Edgars Zagorskis, Loreta Juškaite, Zane Seņko, Oksana Ivanova.

2nd place. PATHfinder

Evija Mirķe, Edgars Zagorskis, Guntis Valters

3rd place. Spirit of Innovation

Uldis Žaimis, Valdis Priedols, Dzintars Tomsons

Photos from hackathon

 

Video from final presentations

About the hackathon

The hackathon is organized within the framework of FuturICT 2.0 project (Large-scale experiments and simulations for the second generation of FuturICT). It is an international European Project, FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call (JTC) 2016. It started in February 2017 and will have a duration of three years.

Thematic Challenges

To be updated according to project priorities and the needs of hackathon participants:

  1. Educational Data Acquisition
  2. Educational Data Analytics
  3. Educational Data Visualization
  4. Mobile Microlearning
  5. Learning Process Control Automation Technique
  6. Machine Learning for Education

Expected results

At the end of the event, we expect participants to pitch a research-based prototype for original, innovative web-based, mobile or standalone application bringing value in educational data analysis and visualization.

Following evaluation criteria will be used by jury:

  • Scientific value. How significant is the problem that the solution is trying to solve?
  • Impact to society, usefulness;
  • Business viability in context in data value chain, knowledge value chain.
  • Originality & Innovation;
  • Technical implementation;
  • Solution development stage;
  • Presentation quality.

Participants

We expect participation of master students, doctoral students and researchers from the fields of technology-enhanced learning, e-ecosystems and related research domains. We encourage cross-disciplinary teams, including, software developers, UI/UX experts, data scientists and mathematicians, data analysts, education experts and similar. We expect around 35 participants split into teams of maximum 5 people. Priority will be given to doctoral students. We expect participants to bring their computers and other relevant devices for solution development and showcasing.

Participation is free of charge, but participants must cover all travel expenses.

Prior registration is mandatory by January 7, 2019.

Participation will be confirmed until 8th of January, 2019.

Contact person: Bruno Zuga bruno.zuga@rtu.lvp

Mentors

Name Field of Expertise
Dr. Emanuele Bardone, University of Tartu  (Estonia) Educational data interpretation
Prof. Juris Binde, Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, Ltd. 5G, mobile technology
Dr. Ginta Majore, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences e-Ecosystems
Dr. Michal Kepka, University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic) Analysis and applications of GIS data. Software design
Prof. Janis Stirna,  Stockholm University (Sweden) and Riga Technical University Capability driven development, enterprise modelling, systems analysis and design
Žanis Timšāns, Riga Technical University Web development, Visualization and UX design
Ieva Vītoliņa, Riga Technical University Data analytics, Open data
Dr. Valdis Vītoliņš, Odo, Ltd. Business modelling, Java, GNU/Linux, Open source
Viktors Zagorskis, Riga Technical University DevOps engineer in UNIX and Linux environments. Programming in BASH, JAVA, R, PYTHON, JS and their frameworks. Cloud technologies. Data mining and machine learning. Engineering in learning management systems: OpenEdX, SAKAI, CANVAS, and OLAT.
Ivo Čapiņš, Riga 1st Distance Education High School Business Administration, Marketing

Hackathon Expert, Moderator,

Asoc. prof. Atis Kapenieks, FLAGERA project ERA-NET project Expert in Knowledge Society Technologies, Technology Enhanced Learning Research.

SCHEDULE

January 11, 2019
09:30 Registration, coffee and snacks served along the day10:00 Opening, goals, tasks, introducing FurturICT 2.0 project

Mentors and jury by asoc. prof. Atis Kapenieks, Moderator 1: Viktors Zagorskis, Moderator 2: Ivo Čapiņš

10:30 Workshop 1: 5G development. Facing the new digital reality by prof. Juris Binde

11.30 Workshop 2: Analysis and Applications of GIS Data by Dr. Michal Kepka

12.30 Workshop 3: Overview of the Hackathon Data by Viktors Zagorskis

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Workshop 4: Learning Data Analytics with Tableau, R, Python. From Programming Language to Artificial Intelligence by Viktors Zagorskis

15.00 Workshop 5: Capability Driven Modelling by prof. Jānis Stirna

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Workshop 6: How to manage software development project by Valdis Vītoliņš

17:00 Workshop 7: User Behaviour Data analysis and Visualization by Kristaps Kapenieks

17.30 Progress Reports on Initial Research by participants according to the prior list

18:40 Presentation of Refined Hackathon Challenges by mentors

19:00 Dinner buffet

19:45 Preparing ideas and pitching (90 sec idea on a slide)

21:00 Forming multidisciplinary teams, registering

22:30 Teamwork starts

23:00 Mentoring round No. 1

Teamwork and mentoring continues till the data interpretation sunrise comes 🙂

January 12, 2019

8.00 Breakfast

9.00 Checkpoint

Teamwork

9.30 Mentoring round No. 2

11.00 Workshop 8: Abductive Reasoning for Educational Data by Dr. Emanuele Bardone

12.00 Teamwork

13.00 Lunch & exercises

15.00 Mentoring round No. 3

16.00 Coffee break

Teamwork

17.00 Pitch Drills

Teamwork

19.00 Dinner buffet

Teamwork and mentoring continues till the data sunrise comes 🙂

January 13, 2019

8.00 Breakfast

8.30 Checkpoint

9.00 Pitch Drills

10.30 Team pitches (5 min absolute maximum!) to the jury

11.30 Coffee break

12.00 Awards, Wrap up, departures

 

VENUE

Hackathon will take place in z/s "Turbas" Tīnuži parish, Ikšķile County, Latvia on 11, 12,13 January 2019.

FuturICT 20 Hackathon.pdf

rezerves kopija

 

Congratulations to the winners of the hackathon!

1st place. Team Eagle Eye

2nd place. PATHfinder

3rd place. Spirit of Innovation

Iveta Daugule, Edgars Zagorskis, Loreta Juškaite, Zane Seņko, Oksana Ivanova.

Evija Mirķe, Edgars Zagorskis, Guntis Valters

Uldis Žaimis, Valdis Priedols, Dzintars Tomsons

Photo from hackathon:

Live Stream

About the hackathon

The hackathon is organized within the framework of FuturICT 2.0 project (Large-scale experiments and simulations for the second generation of FuturICT). It is an international European Project, FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call (JTC) 2016. It started in February 2017 and will have a duration of three years.

Thematic Challenges

To be updated according to project priorities and the needs of hackathon participants:

  1. Educational Data Acquisition
  2. Educational Data Analytics
  3. Educational Data Visualization
  4. Mobile Microlearning
  5. Learning Process Control Automation Technique
  6. Machine Learning for Education

Expected results

At the end of the event, we expect participants to pitch a research-based prototype for original, innovative web-based, mobile or standalone application bringing value in educational data analysis and visualization.

Following evaluation criteria will be used by jury:

  • Scientific value. How significant is the problem that the solution is trying to solve?
  • Impact to society, usefulness;
  • Business viability in context in data value chain, knowledge value chain.
  • Originality & Innovation;
  • Technical implementation;
  • Solution development stage;
  • Presentation quality.

Participants

We expect participation of master students, doctoral students and researchers from the fields of technology-enhanced learning, e-ecosystems and related research domains. We encourage cross-disciplinary teams, including, software developers, UI/UX experts, data scientists and mathematicians, data analysts, education experts and similar. We expect around 35 participants split into teams of maximum 5 people. Priority will be given to doctoral students. We expect participants to bring their computers and other relevant devices for solution development and showcasing.

Participation is free of charge, but participants must cover all travel expenses.

Prior registration is mandatory by January 7, 2019.

Participation will be confirmed until 8th of January, 2019.

Contact person: Bruno Zuga bruno.zuga@rtu.lvp

Mentors

Name Field of Expertise
Dr. Emanuele Bardone, University of Tartu  (Estonia) Educational data interpretation
Prof. Juris Binde, Latvijas Mobilais Telefons, Ltd. 5G, mobile technology
Dr. Ginta Majore, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences e-Ecosystems
Dr. Michal Kepka, University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic) Analysis and applications of GIS data. Software design
Prof. Janis Stirna,  Stockholm University (Sweden) and Riga Technical University Capability driven development, enterprise modelling, systems analysis and design
Žanis Timšāns, Riga Technical University Web development, Visualization and UX design
Ieva Vītoliņa, Riga Technical University Data analytics, Open data
Dr. Valdis Vītoliņš, Odo, Ltd. Business modelling, Java, GNU/Linux, Open source
Viktors Zagorskis, Riga Technical University DevOps engineer in UNIX and Linux environments. Programming in BASH, JAVA, R, PYTHON, JS and their frameworks. Cloud technologies. Data mining and machine learning. Engineering in learning management systems: OpenEdX, SAKAI, CANVAS, and OLAT.
Ivo Čapiņš, Riga 1st Distance Education High School

Business Administration, Marketing

Hackathon Expert, Moderator,

Asoc. prof. Atis Kapenieks, FLAGERA project ERA-NET project Expert in Knowledge Society Technologies, Technology Enhanced Learning Research.

SCHEDULE

January 11, 2019
09:30 Registration, coffee and snacks served along the day

10:00 Opening, goals, tasks, introducing FurturICT 2.0 project

Mentors and jury by asoc. prof. Atis Kapenieks, Moderator 1: Viktors Zagorskis, Moderator 2: Ivo Čapiņš

10:30 Workshop 1: 5G development. Facing the new digital reality by prof. Juris Binde

11.30 Workshop 2: Analysis and Applications of GIS Data by Dr. Michal Kepka

12.30 Workshop 3: Overview of the Hackathon Data by Viktors Zagorskis

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Workshop 4: Learning Data Analytics with Tableau, R, Python. From Programming Language to Artificial Intelligence by Viktors Zagorskis

15.00 Workshop 5: Capability Driven Modelling by prof. Jānis Stirna

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Workshop 6: Data Visualization and UX Design by Žanis Timšāns

17:00 Workshop 7: User Behaviour Data analysis and Visualization by Kristaps Kapenieks

17.30 Progress Reports on Initial Research by participants according to the prior list

18:40 Presentation of Refined Hackathon Challenges by mentors

19:00 Dinner buffet

19:45 Preparing ideas and pitching (90 sec idea on a slide)

21:00 Forming multidisciplinary teams, registering

22:30 Teamwork starts

23:00 Mentoring round No. 1

Teamwork and mentoring continues till the data interpretation sunrise comes 🙂

January 12, 2019

8.00 Breakfast

9.00 Checkpoint

Teamwork

9.30 Mentoring round No. 2

11.00 Workshop 8: Abductive Reasoning for Educational Data by Dr. Emanuele Bardone

12.00 Teamwork

13.00 Lunch & exercises

15.00 Mentoring round No. 3

16.00 Coffee break

Teamwork

17.00 Pitch Drills

Teamwork

19.00 Dinner buffet

Teamwork and mentoring continues till the data sunrise comes 🙂

January 13, 2019

8.00 Breakfast

8.30 Checkpoint

9.00 Pitch Drills

10.30 Team pitches (5 min absolute maximum!) to the jury

11.30 Coffee break

12.00 Awards, Wrap up, departures

Video

VENUE

Hackathon will take place in z/s "Turbas" Tīnuži parish, Ikšķile County, Latvia on 11, 12,13 January 2019.

FuturICT 20 Hackathon.pdf