Hack The Economy

A one day hackathon bringing economy data, tech & analysis together. #economydata2018


29th March 2018
National Audit Office, London


Hack the Economy is a joint production of the Bank of England (BoE), the National Audit Office (NAO) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Are you interested in how the economy works; what companies are doing, how big a particular sector is; or like identifying new trends? Then this is the event for you.

We are keen on a wide range of participants from the private and public sector.

What is Hack The Economy?

We will be bringing together the best data analysts/scientists of three national organisations to spend a day digging into the data to tell us something that we do not know already. This is a unique opportunity to challenge yourself to see how you fare working with / competing against some of the best brains in the country.

Participants will include data scientists from the Bank of England and data analysts from the NAO as well as a number of Fintech companies. So this will be a great opportunity to make new contacts, explore new ideas and show off your skills.

There will be a panel of eminent judges from each organisation to give you feedback and advice.

Participation is free with breakfast and refreshments provided throughout the day.

So come to the NAO and Hack the Economy.

Please also check back for new event updates, partner blogs, engagement event opportunities and new datasets.

Frequently Asked Questions?

What is Hack The Economy?
Hack the Economy is a joint production of the Bank of England (BoE), the National Audit Office (NAO) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). We will be partnering with other interested parties so watch this space.
Isn't hacking bad?
In this context, hacking means building apps, websites and services really quickly to prove the value in an idea. Nothing malicious, nothing illegal.
I don't have a team
You don’t need a team to take part; it’s perfectly acceptable to create a solo project. However, at the informal pre-event meetup and the event itself, there will be opportunities to share ideas and connect with your fellow developers to form a team. As organisers, we’ll do our best to encourage and facilitate teamwork across the weekend.
Who owns the projects?
All IP generated at Hack The Economy belongs to the developer. However, to generate the widest benefit from this event, we encourage developers to provide Open Source licenses for the results of their creativity.
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is best described as an invention marathon where participants work together in teams to create prototype projects to solve a specific challenge. Participants collaborate and share skills, learn new things and have an awesome time! All skill levels are very welcome.
Can I start before?
While you can explore ideas before the day and produce designs, you cannot write a line of code for your project before the event itself.
What shall I bring?
All participants will need to bring their laptop, charger(s) and any other devices they wish to work on.
What is open data?
Open data is any data which is freely available with a license which allows reuse and redistribution. Please respect attribution requirements.
My question isn't covered
No problem! Get in touch with rebellion@rebeluncut.co.uk
Is there a Code of Conduct?
Yes, this event is following the Rebel Labs Code of Conduct. All attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers and staff at Hack The Economy are required to comply with these codes. The organising team will enforce these codes throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everybody.

National Audit Office

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