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2020 Open Data Day: Hackathon

Intro Box

 

In celebration of Open Data Day 2020, UTA Libraries have joined the effort toward making use of open data by hosting a hackathon. See below for resources that will help you be successful.

 

Sponsors

  • UTA Libraries

 

 


 

#OpenDataDay

 

Schedule

  • 9:30 am - Check In
  • 10 am - Hacking Begins
  • 10 am - Team-Building Session
  • 12:00 pm - Lunch
  • 5:00 pm - Dinner
  • 9:00 am - Breakfast
  • 10:00 am - Closing

                   

Submissions   

https://opendatahackathon.devpost.com/

Slack 

Click here


 

Hackathon Resources

Hackathon Resources

Slack

Great for team communication and collaboration. Available in web, mobile, and desktop apps.

Docs, https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us

Markdown

Lightweight markup language. Great for quickly writing structured information. Cheat sheets:

Trello

Web-based project management app. Great for keeping track of project tasks.

Docs, http://help.trello.com/

git

Version control system. Great for maintaining project files that change over time. Easily distribute source code and other project files.

Docs, https://git-scm.com/doc

GitHub

A git server service with built-in collaboration tools. Free for public/open source projects; free private projects for students and educators. Great place to search for existing software. Also has free static website hosting.

Docs, https://support.github.com/

Travis CI

Continuous integration service used to build and test software projects hosted at GitHub.

Docs, https://docs.travis-ci.com/

Stack Overflow

Question and answer site for troubleshooting software issues. Answers can come pretty quickly, but be sure to follow guidelines.

AWS (Amazon Web Services)

A suite of on-demand cloud computing tool.

See especially:

Unix commands

Instructions typed into a "terminal", or "command line", that instruct a computer to do something. Great for performing repetitive tasks. For documentation and interactivity, see for example:

Text editor

A general purpose program used for editing plain text files. Great for writing source code, markdown files, etc. Some beginner-friendly open source text editors include:

Application frameworks

General purpose software for building out specific applications. Some popular open source frameworks include:

Docker

Docker R R Studio ssh unix commands creating an R package software testing python julia javascript groovy ubuntu

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Activity Files

Open Data Sources