What is NC DataPalooza?   

HQ Raleigh and Forward Impact are proud to host the second annual NC DataPalooza! The open-data competition 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. This year's event will focus on using open data to spark health innovation. 

By hosting NC DataPalooza for the second year in a row, 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.

How it works 

We'll kick things off with an open data "bootcamp" at HQ Raleigh on April 24th. The event is perfect for open data "newbies" and veterans alike. Data experts from Socrata, Red Hat, and Technology Tank will highlight available health data, give an overview of open data tools and resources, and provide example case studies. We'll also have a quick ideation workshop for attendees to begin some initial projects.  

The bootcamp will give participants a solid foundation leading up to Triangle Startup Weekend: Open Health Data on May 9th-11th. This is where our 90-day competition gets into full swing! Attendees will form teams and dive deeper into our health data sources during the 54-hour sprint.