Statistics without Borders and other humanitarian organizations have been
consolidating data on West Africa in hopes of better understanding the Ebola
epidemic, and they need data scientists of all kinds to discover patterns
relating to the spread of the epidemic.
HackEbola is a data hackathon to address this important need.
What: You'll be provided timeseries of Ebola cases, as well as a large amount
of structured information about various regions. The goal is not only to be
able to predict cases, but to also determine what factors are important for
good prediction (and ideally actionable!).
Where: Northwest Building, Harvard (52 Oxford Street)
* Nov. 17: Data made available
* Nov. 21, 5pm: Kickoff
* Nov. 23, 4pm: Closing of the hackathon
(but the analysis can continue!)
You can have a team in mind or form one at the event. Everyone is welcome, so
feel free to forward to your friends.