Cyberport Open Data IdeaJam 2015

Registration Deadline: 18:00, 26 May 2015 * (Tuesday)
Event Date: 30 May 2015 (Saturday)

Hong Kong Cyberport is committed to nurturing ICT industry start-ups and entrepreneurs, and accelerating ICT adoption of the latest technologies and initiatives in different industries in Hong Kong. To address the heated discussions on open data in the society, we are launching the Cyberport Open Data IdeaJam 2015 - a one-day interactive; practical workshop targeting the public, start-ups, individual players and companies in ICT and various business sectors working together to inspire new ideas on collection, analysis, management and use of data information for ICT-related applications in different industries and in our daily lives.

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Why You Should Join?You are welcome to join the event to:

  • express opinions and inspire ideas on open data;
  • develop prototype and presentation;
  • write codes on your idea;
  • explore collaboration and business opportunities with open data organisations including government departments, industry bodies, and enterprises in ICT and various business sectors; and
  • attend open data related applications and technologies development sharing sessions.

Don’t miss the opportunity, register now!

You do not need to be a coding expert to join! We encourage participants from the public, ICT industry, entrepreneurs in all business sectors interested in open data applications to join the event.

Outstanding teams with brilliant and creative ideas will win great prizes and the Champion will be invited to attend the interview session of the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) or Cyberport Incubation Programme.

* Seats are limited and are in first-come-first-served basis

Event Details

Registration Deadline: 18:00, 26 May 2015 (Tuesday)
Event Date & Time: 09:00 - 18:30, 30 May 2015 (Saturday)
Venue: Function Rooms 1-3, Level 3, Cyberport 3 (Core E), 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Language: English
Transportation: Transportation between Admiralty and Cyberport will be provided in the morning and at the end of the event.

• Admiralty MTR Station → Cyberport, departure at 08:15am
• Cyberport → Admiralty MTR Station, departure at 18:45pm

You do not have to be a coding expert as everyone is welcome to join the workshop!

How It Works:

09:00 - 10:30 | Idea Pitches and Team Formation

To start, all participants will discuss, brainstorm and present their ideas on the development and use of open data, and form teams of maximum 4 people each.

10:30 - 17:00 | Coding, Prototyping and Presentation Development

Teams will take references of the data sources available in the market and the sample datasets provided on event day to write codes, prepare prototypes and presentation materials for pitching.

• Facilitators: Mr. Sammy Fung - President and Mr. Calvin Tsang - Vice President, Open Source Hong Kong

Open data related industry professionals are invited to host breakout sessions to share their experiences on open data development, and participants are free to join.
Time Speaker Topic Abstract
10:30 - 11:00 Mr. Michael Xue, Manager, Emerging Business & Strategic Collaboration - Ecosystem & Cloud Service Group, Lenovo (Hong Kong) Limited Latest Development on Lenovo’s Open Data Portal
  • Introduce Lenovo open data portal and sample dataset provided for the workshop
11:00 - 11:30 Mr. Joe Ng, Manager - Databank Management and GIS Division, IT, Centaline Property Agency Limited Sharing on External Data Mapping Technique
  • Introduce sample datasets provided for the workshop
  • Share experiences on external data integration and application
11:30 - 12:00 Mr. Paul Li, Software Engineer, PredictionIO Limited Building a Recommendation Engine with PredictionIO and Apache Spark MLlib
  • Introduce the use of PredictionIO for developers and data scientists to build and deploy predictive engines for production environments

17:15 - 18:30 | Idea Showcase and Presentation

Each team will have 3 minutes to pitch their idea using PowerPoint and/or video presentation to the judging panel, followed by a 2-minute Q&A session. The panel will evaluate the idea according to the assessment criteria and select 3 outstanding ideas.

Winners will be announced with prize presentation at the end of the event.

Others: Light meal and refreshment will be provided