The Nation's First
HQ Raleigh and Forward Impact are proud to host the nation’s first-ever regional DataPalooza! The open-data competition, which previously has only taken place at the White House, connects local experts, innovators, and entrepreneurs to relevant, clean data drawn from federal, state, and local resources.
This open data is used to develop applications and solutions that catalyze positive community and economic impact. Our event focuses on using open data to spark innovation in the fields of health, education, and energy. The inaugural NC DataPalooza will be a two-part event, beginning with the NC DataJam competition at HQ Raleigh on April 22nd and culminating with a celebration on September 12th.
By hosting the first-ever regional DataPalooza, the Triangle will be recognized as a center for open data, collaboration, and entrepreneurial innovation, furthering our goal to make this region a top five entrepreneurial community in the country.
April 22nd 12-6pm at HQ Raleigh (formerly HUB Raleigh).
NC DataJam will feature a reception and prestigious speakers such as Todd Park, CTO for the United States government, but the day’s focus will be the open-data competition. Breakout groups will work alongside expert facilitators to develop innovative applications using education, health, and green data. On August 1st, the leading ideas will be selected for a 30-day accelerator, granting the team access to resources like business coaching and technology.
Join us as we celebrate the culmination of our 90-day open data competition at the first-ever regional DataPalooza! Discover the newest innovations in open data, watch presentations by the Top 3 teams, and network with an international audience of data experts! This is your chance to help transform the Triangle into a center for open data, collaboration, and entrepreneurial innovation...don't miss out!
Keynote speakers include:
- Marshall Brain: author, speaker, and Founder of HowStuffWorks. Brain is an active participant in the entrepreneurial community in RTP as a mentor, coach, consultant and adviser. He also teaches in the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU, and is the CEO of BA3.
- Ian Kalin: Former White House Innovation Fellow for the Department of Energy, directing the national Energy Data Initiative. Kalin now serves as the Director of Open Data for Socrata.
- Gunnar Hellekson: Chief Technology Strategist for Red Hat's US Public Sector, where he works with systems integrators and government agencies to encourage the use of open source software in government. Among other credentials, Hellekson is also a founder of Open Source for America.
Judges panel includes representatives from SAS, BCBS-NC, NC State, and more!
All ticket holders also receive complimentary breakfast beginning at 8:00am.
NC DataPalooza is proud to be a part of Triangle Entrepreneurship Week and Raleigh MAIN Event. We would also like to recognize Blue Cross Blue Shield NC and SAS for their generous contributions to NC Datapalooza. Without their support, expertise, and technical assistance, this event would not be possible.
HQ Raleigh and Forward Impact would like to thank Blue Cross Blue Shield NC and SAS for their generous contributions to NC Datapalooza. Without their support, expertise, and technical assistance, this event would not be possible.