Main thread for the EIJC17 Hack Day topics.
Each topic has it's own discussion thread with resources and more information. Feel free to suggest more topics below.
HACK DAY topics
1) OpenTrials link // discussion
OpenTrials is a collaboration between Open Knowledge International and Dr Ben Goldacre from the University of Oxford DataLab. It aims to locate, match, and share all publicly accessible data and documents, on all trials conducted, on all medicines and other treatments, globally.
2) CAPtain Europe #2017 – Return of the Farm Subsidies link // discussion
The Common Agricultural Policy hands out billions a year, let's find out where it goes!
Help us bring data online about literally ground-breaking farm subsidies you can plough through.
3) Hacking Brexit // and creating a model for other countries link // discussion
Hack the EU funding data the the UK, pull all data sources together (and the work of those who have already taken a swing at it), make it machine readable and start to trace the flow of money and identify where there are still holes to fill.
4) Media ownership link // discussion
Media ownership is allegedly becoming more concentrated. However, data on the company structures and shareholders are in many cases difficult to find, not publicly available or reaching a dead end in tax havens. In this track of the hack day we are asking ourselves: who owns media in Europe?
5) European Structural Funds - above and beyond link // discussion
Last year we started at the Hackday with collecting European structural funds subsidies. And we collected three out of five of the structural funds. For the next round, we want to figure out how to change the code and scrapers so that the database gets automatically updated. Also we want to experiment with new analytics and processors to do fun stuff with the data.
6) Play with El.vis and give your feedback link // discussion
El.vis is a tool for exploring public procurements with the help of network graphs.
The platform has reached the age when you can play with it and you are invited to do so as part of usability testing. Help El.vis grow into a pretty and intuitive tool!