The UN, as I noted before, is getting into the dataviz game. Here is an announcement about a Data Viz Challenge that has just started. Flood them with ideas!
I am writing to invite you and your network of students and colleagues to participate in the United Nations data visualization challenge for the 2015 World Statistics Day.
The #WSD2015 challenge is to build an info-graphic or dynamic visualization featuring the latest data from the 2015 Millennium Development Goals report. This challenge is particularly geared towards designers, programmers and data scientists who are passionate about contributing open source software and data visualizations to promote peace, development, human rights and environmental sustainability. The winners will be announced during the United Nations World Statistics Day 2015 and featured on some UN websites. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, 20 September 2015.
In addition, please note that the Unite Ideas website will feature other challenges in the months to come. I will personally send you an e-mail to let you know when these new challenges are posted.
Feel free to share this invitation with your students, colleagues and friends, and to contact me with any questions or ideas related to data science and visualization at the United Nations.
Jorge Martinez Navarrete
Project Leader, Unite Ideas