The BBC is organising the first SUMMA hack event on the 21st and 22nd November in central London. The hack will centre on the use of the SUMMA platform to support data journalists. This may involve creating a new application for data journalism, a new visualisation of the SUMMA data to support a data-journalism use case, or similar. It will bring together teams of developers from around Europe to work on such apps and present them at the end the 2-day collaboration event.

The Challenge<
The SUMMA platform has aggregated a database of global news stories published in multiple languages, beginning August 2017. Participants will be asked to build a prototype that may be used by a data journalism team to make sense of the accumulated data.

We’re looking for multi-skilled teams of academics, journalists and developers to build:

  • visualisations that reveal patterns of interest from SUMMA’s data;
  • tools for editorial teams to uncover stories from the SUMMA API.

Participants will be provided with the SUMMA API for the duration of the event. They may also make use of other technologies during the hackathon.

While judges will select winners in each of the categories, the primary nature of the event is for networking and collaboration.
*Interested participants must register in multi-skilled teams of two to six people to attend the event. Teams MUST pre register to attend, we can not accept any on the day registrations for this event.*
To register your team to attend the event please go the Eventbrite page HERE.