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IBGE poses challenge for programmers at the Campus Party

Section: IBGE

June 16, 2017 02h50 PM | Last Updated: June 16, 2017 06h00 PM

More than 40 thousand persons are together for the event, in Brasília. Challenge posed by the IBGE aims at the development of applications that can increase access to the Institute database.

Between June 14 and 18, Brasília will be hosting the Campus Party, the biggest technology festival in the world, which gathers aficionados in a digital marathon of innovation, creativity, Science and entrepreneurship. Since its start in  Spain, in 1997, the Campus Party has already traveled to several countries and had more than 475 persons enrolled all over the world. Brazil has hosted annual editions of the event for ten years.

Tthe IBGE has posed a challenge in the current Campus Party. In a competition known as hackathon) teams of young programmers are invited to develop applications for the Internet, mobile telephones and tablets using databases provided by the Institute. The challenge is subdivided into four categories: a) educational games; b) data visualization and organization; c) social medias; d) map visualization and organization.

The solutions proposed might be adopted by the IBGE as a way to increase the access - and the popularity - of the information produced by the Institute. The winning team will be awarded a trip to the Alan Turing Institute, in London, in July 2017. The final result will be released next week.

Taking up an area of more than 50 thousand square meters of the Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center, the Campus Party offers almost 24 hours a day of activities, including workshops, courses and lectures on four different stages where internationally-acknowledged specialists - including some civil servants from of the IBGE - will deal with topics such as innovation, science, design, games, and so on.

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