2012 Visualizing Global Marathon: Visualizing TechCity@UCL

1 Nov 2012 (All day)

The 2012 Visualizing Global Marathon has launched and registration is open! The Visualizing Marathon is the world’s largest student data visualization competition. This year, the global student design community will be brought together for one weekend to tackle real world issues with data and design. There is an awesome jury of leading data and design professionals to evaluate all the Marathon submissions and they will award over $10,000 in prizes. The event is free.

UCL will be hosting a London meet up for this global competition on Friday 9 November from 3pm UK time. We will also be holding our own 3 day competition for visualizing TechCity data - and the winning entry to be included in a future publications of our TechCity Atlas.

Participants can continue on Saturday and Sunday independently, or you might want to meet up with some those you meet on Friday to continue what you're working on. We encourage you to register and take part in this world-wide event.

To participate in the event, you must register on Eventbrite http://marathon2012-ucl-eac2.eventbrite.com/# . In addition to Eventbrite, all participants must have an account on Visualizing. Visit 2012 Visualizing Global Marathon for eligibility and rules,
FAQs, and more.



How It Works

Dive into data visualization alongside students from around the world. At the start of the marathon you will be given a data set and
challenge in order to design and build a project that creatively visualizes the data.

You can work individually or in teams, participating online or at one of the in-person meetups. There will be broadcasted workshops by data rockstars throughout the weekend. There will also be games, mini-challenges and more ways to connect with other students. Upload your finished project by the deadline, and then get to see what everyone else has been working on!

The event is free for all students.  You can compete individually or in a team of up to four members.

There is an awesome jury of leading data and design professionals to evaluate all the Marathon submissions and they will award over $10,000 in prizes.