About Open Data Day

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Event Details


9:00 am Check In
9:30 am Introduction and Breakfast
10:00 am Hacking Begins
10:00 am Team Building Sessions
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm AI Workshop
4:00 pm Github Workshop
6:00 pm Dinner
10:00 pm Hacking Ends
10:30 pm Closing

Who is this for?

Anyone can contribute toward a project, regardless of your background or skillset. If you have an idea for using open data, want to find an interesting project to contribute towards, or learn about how to visualise or analyse data - or you may simply want to see what's happening - then definitely come participate!

Participation is a core value of Open Data Day; everyone is free to voice their opinions in a constructive manner.

  • People / Students / Developers

    We need you the most. If it wasn’t for you, this whole thing wouldn’t be happening. Wherever you come from and whatever your background, we need you.

Come join us at the UTA Central Library!
Registration Closed!


Meet our judges

Dr. J’Vonnah Maryman
Associate Director - Family Health Services
Tarrant County Public Health

She has worked in Public Health for over 20 years in maternal child health focused programming, community outreach and education, and public health performance.

John Brink
Future of Business Group
Tata Consultancy Services

He is a visual intelligence and analytics professional with 20 years of experience in infrastructure, storytelling and delivery. He currently leads visualization efforts for the Future of Business Group at Tata Consultancy Services.

Courtney Mumma
Deputy Director
Texas Digital Library (TDL)

She is focused on establishing and strengthening alliances within the TDL membership and as a partner within the broader cultural heritage community in Texas, nationally, and internationally. She provides end-to-end service coordination with a focus on TDL's electronic theses and dissertation submission, research data management and digital preservation services.


Meet our sponsors

UTA Library


Golden Key        SAI        AITP

Frequently Asked Questions

Will internet connectivity be provided for the event?
UTA Students will have access to the free on campus Wifi. Guests will be provided credentials to connect to the UTA Wifi free of cost for the entire event.

Is it mandatory to form teams? How many members does a team need?
It is not mandatory to form teams to attend the the hackathon. You can go solo at it. But, we have found it is always much more fun working in a team. You get to discuss ideas while chatting and having a good time. If you form a team, then the maximum team size allowed is four members per team.

Where can I park my car?
Parking details can be found at UTA Parking webpage

What should I bring along?
Whatever you need to create. Hardware, computers, machines, and whatever else. Don't forget hygiene. UTA Libraries will provide laptops on a first come first serve basis, but the systems will have restricted user access. In order to see the list of software provided please visit this webpage.
Most important bring a good attitude!

What is your code of conduct?
Please follow the UTA code of conduct while on campus

Where can I find more information?
That is a really good question! We have made a guide to help you out. You can always got to the Hackathon Guide to get your questions answered.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please see the details below.


UTA Central Library
702 Planetarium Place
Arlington, TX 76019


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