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WhenMeet-and-Greet: Thu, May 7th 4:30-6PM;
            HackathonFriday, May 8th 9AM-6PM
Where: Zoom; stay tuned+sign up to Slack for connection details.

REGISTER here by May 6th

What: A Hackathon is generally a co-located event where people tackle specific challenges in small groups to produce rapid results that outline issues and promising approaches to solutions. At this time, COVID-19 certainly poses many challenges and it also forces events to online platforms. This online Hackathon organized by the UD Data Science Institute will focus on Delaware-specific challenges related to the ongoing pandemic. This is not an epidemiological hackathon. Rather, we will look at how the COVID-19 crisis and local response is affecting Delaware and Delawareans, including:

  • Effectiveness of the DE response to COVID-19 compared to similar/neighboring states
  • Support and resources for the UDel community
  • Environmental impact of the shutdown

Within each of these three tracks, we will propose some hacks, but we also encourage you to propose projects (there is a dedicated slack channel for discussion of potential projects).

Who: The entire UD community!  You do not need any specific technical expertise to participate. Although technical skills are welcome, and some of the projects will require coders and data experts, some will require writers, graphic designers, sociologists, and generally enthusiastic people willing to help!


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Past Events

DSI will be sponsoring a full day event on at the University of Delaware at UD’s STAR Tower on February 12th, 2020. This event will be the formal kick-off meeting for the  DARWIN (Delaware Advanced Research Workforce and Innovation Network) High Performance Computing (HPC)-resource. Check the event page for registration and schedule information.











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The Institute aims to accelerate research in data science, serving as a nucleating effort to catalyze interdisciplinary research collaborations across fields impacting our society.