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    Build a visual dashboard for exploratory analysis of historical data on armed conflicts worldwide.

    The leading solutions will be featured at the STI Forum for the SDGs at the United Nations, New York, USA, June 5-6. Your solution will be valuable tool for researchers and analysis studying conflict worldwide.

    We invite individuals and collectives to start or join an open source software team dedicated to build a platform which aggregates data and makes it accessible to researchers in an easy-to-use interface and via storytelling.

    Some progress has already been made by the core team members. You can learn more at this Project Background.

    Millions of people are affected by conflict and this data analytics platform can help social and political analysts better understand the causes and effects of conflict.

    The Challenge

    We challenge you to play a role on this by joining this open source collaboration project or to start your own solution working alone or with a team of your choice.

    For the current project led by the challenger organizations sponsoring this challenge, we are looking for:
    • Project managers / coordinators
    • User Interface Designers
    • Programmers
    • Architects
    • Testers
    • Translators, communicators and other related skills.

    If you want to contribute, register to this website and send a message to the core team members Professor Chirag Shah from Rutgers University and Professor Uwe Hohgrawe from Northeastern University.

    You can also start a new team or offer your skills by posting a comment explaining what you can do or inviting others to join your team.

    Challenge Phases & Timeline

    Throughout all phases below, teams are encouraged to interact with the core team at the challenger organizations to discuss the requirements for this project.

    1. Formation of Teams (self-organized online and offline). Using the Unite Ideas website, project leaders can submit their ideas for architectures and approach while volunteers list their skills and offer to join their team(s) of choice. You don’t have to be in a team, you can also work independently. 1 month (End: Feb 28, 2018)

    2. Individuals and self-organized team(s) collaborate independently to implement their solution. 2.5 month. End: May 6, 2018 last day to submit your working app.

    3. Review phase. End: June 3, 2018.

    Expected Outcomes

    By the end of this challenge, we will have one or more self-organized teams developing versions of this app. This or these teams will continue to collaborate in an open source manner towards the full completion, testing and rollout of the app.

    Open Source

    All the inputs and outputs of this project must be covered by recognized open source and creative commons licensing. You will be asked to accept terms and conditions prior to submitting any content.
    It is encouraged that teams leverage and extend existing open source frameworks.

    Contact points

    Professor Chirag Shah, Rutgers University

    Core team members Northeastern University - College of Professional Studies
    Professor Uwe Hohgrawe, MPS Analytics
    Alice C. Mello Cavallo, MPS Analytics, Research & Evaluation Associate
    Allison Maurer, MPS Analytics
    Marcus Ellis, MPS Analytics

    Mr. Greg Ogolla, United Nations OICT, Analytics and Business Intelligence Section.

    Mr. Jorge Martinez Navarrete, United Nations OICT, Innovation Unit.

    Contact them by creating your account on Unite Ideas.

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