Data & Ideas

We need great ideas

Many organizations are starting to use Data Science as a way to  track, diagnose, and cure some of the world’s most widespread diseases. A good data scientist needs more than the right data and skills, but also great ideas. Help us with your ideas on how we can answer these ongoing questions:

  • How can we identify outbreaks sooner?
  • How can we predict future outbreaks?
  • What factors might influence dengue spread and outbreaks?
  • What datasets can be combined to gain new insights?
  • What visualizations would be useful?
  • How can we improve dengue diagnosing?
  • What applications and products can be developed to reduce the dengue problem?

Any other ideas for fighting the dengue virus and its spread are welcome.

Share your ideas here.

 We need data to accomplish these great ideas

Many small contributions build a great solution:

pict_dataThe DengueHack is a community challenge, and a vital aspect of the success of our data4good project is to acquire the right data. We need your help in finding it. With the belief that a great database can be built from many small contributions, we would like to encourage anybody to spread the word on the DengueHack and find data online, from experts, or from colleagues.

Need more inspiration for useful data? Scroll down, and find a list of what we need.

And once you’ve found the data, click here to find the instructions to share your data.

Get some inspiration:

Here is an (incomplete) list of data sources that may be useful:

  • Dengue specific data
  • Data related to mosquitoes (specifically Aedes aegypti)
  • Data related to other mosquito born diseases (specifically chikungunya, zika fever, and yellow fever viruses)
  • Weather data
  • Climate data
  • Vegetation data
  • Medical data
  • Transportation data
  • Travel data
  • Agricultural data
  • Demographical data
  • Map data

Share your data here or help us complete this list by sharing your ideas here. And of course, don’t forget to participate in the hackathon!


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