BreakDengue Hackathon Prize 1 Winners: The Cube

by Adrien Dewez (Brand Analyst) & Thomas De Trogh (Media Analysis Expert) from thecube.be Dengue, an exotic virus? On the 25th and 26th of November, the Cube participated in the Dengue Hackathon organized by the diHub. The Cube’s goal in this event was to analyze digital messages about the Dengue Virus on a worldwide level in order to make some interesting … More BreakDengue Hackathon Prize 1 Winners: The Cube

Hackathon Winners: Stream, Using Twitter to Predict Dengue Outbreaks

Team Stream, winners of the Brussels Region Prize for the Best Team Related to Developing Countries, aimed to tackle the problem of Dengue being generally under-recognized by increasing its visibility to the general public. Lead by Ciprian Iamandi, the team consisted of Hannah Pinson, Laszlo Kupcsik, Laurent Exsteens, and the di-Academy’s bootcamper Sabrina Trifi. In … More Hackathon Winners: Stream, Using Twitter to Predict Dengue Outbreaks

Hackathon Team Cellular Automata: Epidemic simulator for the Dengue disease

At the DengueHack.org Hackathon, Konstantinos (Kostas) Theodorakos, a software developer and network and hardware technician at Avia-GIS and Master’s Degree student at the University of Antwerp, continued the work he began as part of his thesis. Kostas worked toward developing an epidemic model for the dengue, as well as a simulator capable of producing accurate … More Hackathon Team Cellular Automata: Epidemic simulator for the Dengue disease

Overall Winner of the DengueHack Hackathon: DatAsset

Dengue, the most important arbovirus (arthropod borne virus, viruses such as yellow fever and Zika) is spreading rapidly, and half of the world’s population is at risk of contracting it. In the last half of a century, the number of people affected by dengue has increased 30-fold (say whaat!?), and it threatens to invade Europe … More Overall Winner of the DengueHack Hackathon: DatAsset

Hackathon Winner for Best Storytelling: XploData

XploData are the DengueHack.org’s Hackathon prize winner for Best Storytelling. You can view their presentation from the event here. Our[1] goal at the DengueHack.org hackathon, was to determine the main factors or variables (climate, population, livestock, vegetation…) that influence both Aedes mosquitos and the Dengue virus. We approached this by building two models, one that would … More Hackathon Winner for Best Storytelling: XploData

New Announcements

Friday, November 25th is quickly approaching. Our data4good hackathon, hosted at the Auberge des 3 Fontaines, will last 36 hours, and we’re excited to announce a few things leading up to the event: we’ve picked a jury who will be deciding the distribution of five prizes, there will be several coaches at your disposal to … More New Announcements

Hackathon Launch Event

On October 11th, the diHub hosted the launch event for the DengueHack.org hackathon, taking place on November 25th and 26th.Each Tuesday leading up to the hackathon, you’re welcome to join our meetings at the diHub to discuss the data we’ve gathered and prepare for the hackathon. You can learn more about our upcoming events on … More Hackathon Launch Event

Announcing the Launch Event for the Dengue Hackathon

I’m excited to announce the launch event for the diHack’s Dengue Hackathon, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11th at the European Data Innovation Hub. We’ll present the dengue challenge, give examples of of how data science can help stop the spread of dengue, provide information about coming events, and leave time for networking. You … More Announcing the Launch Event for the Dengue Hackathon

A Call for Ideas and Data to Fight the Spread of the Dengue Virus

Today, the leading cause of hospitalization and death among children in many Asian and Latin American countries is a mosquito-born viral infection called dengue. In recent decades, the disease has been spreading drastically, and now, outbreaks have begun to threaten Europe.*  We need YOU. Help us by sharing your data, your ideas and your skills. Tapping … More A Call for Ideas and Data to Fight the Spread of the Dengue Virus