“Better Biking in Boston”
How can we make biking safer and more enjoyable in Boston? Use your imagination to weave data and images to create visualizations that will:
- Show where incident hotspots are,
- Provide guidance for cyclists and policy makers,
- Suggest how cyclists can enjoy biking more.
- Finalists will be announced on Sept. 27
- Results will be announced on Oct. 2 at the DATA Forum
Rules & Requirements:
The challenge runs from Sept. 11-24
- The Solution must use Tableau visualization techniques;
- Maximum team size of four participants, and teams must be made up exclusively of Northeastern University students;
- The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students;
- Finalists will present at the inaugural DATA Forum, which will be held at Raytheon Amphitheater on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lunch will be provided, and a company networking event will be held at 4:30 p.m.;
- Presentation at the Oct. 2 Forum event is required to receive an award.
Final submissions must include:
- A link to the Tableau public file,
- A link to a 90-second presentation YouTube video,
- A link or attachment to a one-page biography of team members.
Finalists will present at the inaugural DATA Forum on Oct. 2, 2019, at 11:55 a.m. at Raytheon Amphitheater. (All challenge entrants are welcome to register for the forum). One person from each team will give a three-minute presentation of their visualization solution. Audience members will consist of analytics professionals from companies, as well as data science and analytics students from Northeastern University.
Teams will be judged by the City of Boston on these criteria.
- Solution Addressed: The uniqueness and usefulness of the solution addressed.
- Creativity: How creatively and uniquely the problem is visualized by the team.
- Usefulness: How does the visualization made help to solve/tackle/identify/do something unique for the community.
- Learning: Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new?
- Originality: All work must be done by the team and not copied from other sources. This is validated using the code submitted.
Each participant will receive a “Certificate of Participation” from the DATA Initiative at Northeastern University.
- First place: $500
- Second place: $250
- Third place: $100
Data source suggestions (feel free to use any data you wish beyond these):
Boston existing bike network:
Request a free license: www.tableau.com/students
Have questions? Email Varun at firstname.lastname@example.org.