Americas Datafest | DC Edition took place this past weekend at 1776. It was an epic two days; filled with passionate policy experts, hardcore hackers, beards, and brie cheese.
Centered around the needs of migrants, NGOs, and those who research migration issues-Americas Datafest challenged our teams to code, analyze, and research ways apps and data analysis could both help and highlight important issues in migration.
EFE, Teresa Bouza, and Intridea’s CEO, Marc Garrett, were on hand to offer support and direction throughout the weekend, and after forty-eight hours, our teams put together some stellar ideas.
Dream Team, Oh Fudge, and AppNewb’s concepts came from three distinct sectors; ranging from SMS migrant alerts and anonymous migration tracking to pattern recognition tools for migration story telling.
These teams pulled out all the stops! Interactive sites, rough prototypes, and mock ups helped to paint a story for their audience. One team, Oh Fudge, even utilized D3.js to visualize their winning entry; creating an awesome illustration for their presentation.
There was a lot of talent at this Datafest, and after much deliberation, two teams were chosen to move on to the global competition; Dream Team and Oh Fudge. It was a great turnout and Intridea was thrilled to be a part of it. Good luck Dream Team and Oh Fudge in the next round. We’ll be rooting for you!