Qlik World Conference 2014


Qlik Hackathon | Become the 'Ultimate Hacker for Good'

One app could change everything. Will it be yours? Qlik and the United Nations invite you to turn your ideas into apps that will have a social good impact and make a difference in people’s lives at the Qlik World Conference 2014.

24 hours before the first keynote, join developers, technologists and Qlik experts from around the world to collaborate and engage with data to design innovative solutions for global United Nations challenges. Leveraging Qlik Sense you’ll be challenged to use your skills to achieve new insights and/or visualizations that best address identified challenges. The results of this event could be extremely beneficial in impacting the ability of United Nations programs to effectively improve peace and security, socio-economic development, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and international law.

The Hackathon takes place on Monday, November 17 in Orlando Florida at the Qlik World Conference 2014. Developers are invited to create something extraordinary and useful based on unique United Nations and social media datasets as well as Qlik Sense APIs. Every Hackathon participant will have hands-on access to Qlik Sense and its new capabilities in web integration, with ‘live’ enablement and support from internal Qlik experts who will be moderating the event.

Join to network, learn about new technologies, refine your skills, collaborate with other app enthusiasts, and “Change Our World”. This is your chance to make a difference for a cause that matters, "become the ultimate hacker for good", while you compete for great prizes.



Is there a cost to participate in the Hackathon?

No, as long as you are a full Qlik World Conference 2014 registrant, you may apply to participate in the Hackathon.

I’ve already registered for Qlik World Conference 2014, how do I register for the Hackathon?

You simply need to log back into your Qlik World Conference account and add the Hackathon to your registration.

I work for a partner/vendor. May I participate?

Yes, as long as you are registered for the conference as an attendee or as an exhibitor.

Do I need a teammate?

Nope, don’t worry if you don’t have a buddy to team up with. We actually prefer it that way. Participants will be assigned into groups of two during the welcome breakfast session at the beginning of the Hackathon.

If the Hackathon fills up, can I still join?

The Hackathon has a 50 participant limit. We will be creating a short waiting list for developers who register after we reach our limit. If we get cancellations we will begin reaching out to those on the waiting list to invite them to participate.

Where is the Hackathon?

The Hackathon will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:45 PM. Please pick up your Qlik World Conference 2014 badge before coming to the Hackathon.

When will I learn more about the challenges?

You and your team will hack on big problems to support a worthy cause. Teams will be presented with several challenges benefiting the United Nations, a Qlik “Change Our World” grant recipient and partner. The Qlik Hackathon challenges will remain secret until the day of the event. However, attendees will be provided with materials beforehand to help prepare for the event. Developers must use web skills, data and the Qlik Sense APIs to achieve new insights and/or visualizations that best address the challenges.

May I promote my participation in the Hackathon?

Of course – it is encouraged! This event is about learning and sharing knowledge. Use #QLIK14 to let everyone know what you are up to.

Will there be prizes?

Yes. Teams with the best apps can win a wide range of prizes. We’re co-organizing the Hackathon with some wonderful companies including Attivio, HP Vertica and Twitter who have agreed to provide some great prizes for the challenges.

What is the judging process?

Results from the challenges will be presented during the Qlik World Conference 2014 to a United Nations representative and panel of judges. The teams that create the three best applications, as declared by the judging panel, will be awarded prizes.

What should I bring?

● A laptop suitable for coding with your preferred development tools installed

● Great ideas and a hunger to hack

What will Qlik provide?

● An amazing start to Qlik World Conference 2014!
● Sample data
● Qlik Sense APIs
● Food and beverages
● Whiteboards, power strips, flip charts, wireless internet access
● A Hackathon t-shirt that will be the envy of all your friends!

Do I need web development experience or experience with certain types of apps/coding to participate?

This is a highly technical event focusing on web developers and individuals with strong web and JavaScript skills. Attendees should have a high level of experience in developing websites or web applications using Javascript (and Javascript APIs and libraries), HTML and CSS with bonus points for database experience. Qlik Sense offers a variety of great new JavaScript APIs that developers can leverage on the web. If you’re technical with experience in design and UI/UX or a QlikView Developer, you are invited to participate in the Qlik Hackathon, however it is highly recommended that your buddy and teammate is an experienced and strong web developer. Prior experience with Qlik Sense and its extensible platform will be advantageous.


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