The First Official Open Data Day Hackathon at The University of Texas at Arlington!

Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data, where groups from around the world will create and participate in local events and use open data in and for their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business, and civil society. Along with the benefits of engaging in these efforts, all outputs are open for everyone to use and re-use.


UTA Hackathon

The topic of the UTA Hackathon for Open Data Day is improving the accessibility of health information. How can we use open data and open tools to improve the public's access to trustworthy health information or make it more easily understood?

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Open Data Day Hackathon is open for everyone! You can work solo or in teams. Hacks can be software, hardware, or whatever your creative mind can conceive and deliver. See the Rules for more details.


  1. Enter the name of your project.
  2. Add all team members to post. Team members not added to post will not be eligible for prizes.
  3. Submit a link to your hack (if applicable).
  4. Submit before the deadline - 10 pm Saturday, March 2nd, 2019.


J’Vonnah Maryman

J’Vonnah Maryman
Associate Director, Family Health Services, Tarrant County Public Health

John Brink

John Brink
Data Visualization Manager, Tata Consultancy Services

Courtney Mumma

Courtney Mumma
Deputy Director, Texas Digital Library

Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness
    How useful is your project? In what ways does it improve access to or evaluation of health information?
  • Fidelity
    Did you use open data sources in your project? Was the use of the data accurate and true to the original data and compliant with existing standards? Did you thoroughly document your project?
  • Design
    Did you put thought into the user experience? How well-designed is the interface? Is the purpose and functionality clear for the user?
  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Did you use a particularly clever technique or many different components? Did the technology involved make people go "Wow"?
  • Learning
    Did you stretch your skills, learn new tricks, or apply new tools?