Teams from the Saint Mary's MSc in Computing & Data Analytics (MScCDA) program took the Provincial Open Data Challenge by storm, garnering 1st prize, 3rd prize, and the People's Choice Award.
The event, supported by the province, SIM and hosted at the Dalhousie University, was part of Open Data Day celebrations, March 4.
The challenge is focused on three main areas:
- Promoting tourism
- Assisting new immigrants
- Effective management of Nova Scotia's natural resources and protection of the environment
Participants were expected to tackle projects involving application development, data anayis and predictive modelling.