Edinburgh Global Goals Jam
Join the second annual Global Goals Jam in Edinburgh and become part of an exciting event where teams around the world will design practical, actionable interventions to help achieve the Global Goals. The Jam will run from the evening of Friday 15 September through the weekend of 16–17 September, and will take place at the Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh. It is sponsored by the Edinburgh Living Lab and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, in partnership with The United Nations Development Programme and MediaLAB Amsterdam.
We will spend the weekend developing, designing and testing prototype solutions to challenges in the following areas: poverty, hunger, health, education and sustainable cities and communities. We will use data, design and user-centred methods, so if you have particular skills in these areas or would like to learn them, don't miss out on this event!
Follow the event on Twitter: #GlobalGoalsJam
We will be using the following location for the Jam:
The Jam will run from the evening of Friday 15th September through to the afternoon of Sunday 17th September. Here is the detailed schedule.
Friday 15th: Informatics Forum
|17:00–19:00||Kick-off the Jam!
Saturday 16th: G07, Informatics Forum
Organise ideas / Experience the problem
Respond to the problem
|16:00–17:00||Sprint 3, Part 1:
Make a prototype
Sunday 17th: G07, Informatics Forum
|10:00–12:00||Sprint 3, Part 2:
Make a prototype
Test and evaluate
|16:00–17:00||Pitching and feedback|
- Sponsors' challenges forthcoming...
Tools and Resources
From the start of the Jam, we will be asking teams to use the SCREAM app for setting goals, choosing design methods, and uploading results:
- SCREAM for Android (or search in the store for SCREAM MediaLAB)
- SCREAM for iOS (or search in the store for SCREAM Design)
More information about the MediaLab Design Method Toolkit is available at http://medialabamsterdam.com/toolkit/.
|http://www.europeandataportal.eu||European data portal|
|http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps||European Environment Agency portal|
|http://environment.data.gov.uk||data.gov landing page about mostly DEFRA data|
|http://data.edinburghopendata.info||City of Edinburgh Council open data portal|
|https://edinburghlivinglab.github.io/dds/datasets/||Some food and waste data specific to University of Edinburgh|
|http://www.landmatrix.org/en||Open database on land use / land deals|
|http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk||Gridwatch, UK National Grid data|
|http://www.product-open-data.com||Open product data|
|https://open.sourcemap.com||Tool to help you visualise supply chains|
|https://opencorporates.com||Data that might help w/ supply chain info|
|http://openfoodfacts.org||Data for over 60,000 food products from 134 countries|