WSDS 2019 Data Challenge

To build community and challenge WSDS 2019 participants to contribute their time and talent to give back to their communities.

To develop a project that contributes public awareness of how to spot disinformation.

Teams will work to plan, design, and build an application or analyze complex data sets and develop informative visualizations. Teams are encouraged to be creative in how they take up this challenge.

More information and guidance will be provided during the Data Challenge Work Session Thursday, October 3. Each team will make a short presentation about their product Saturday, October 5.

Information about the data challenge will be shared via the WSDS community site.

Team size is flexible, but teams must have at least two people and no more than five people. Interorganizational teams are encouraged.

Teams must indicate their intent to participate by October 1 at 11:59 p.m. PT. All members of the team must be registered for WSDS.

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Key Dates

  • March 1, 2019 – April 19, 2019
    Concurrent, Panel, and Speed Submission
  • May 31, 2019
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • July 11, 2019
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • August 15, 2019
    Early Registration Deadline
  • August 16, 2019
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • September 9, 2019
    Housing Deadline
  • October 3, 2019 – October 5, 2019
    WSDS2019 in Bellevue, WA