Qlik Partners with UN to Crown the 'Ultimate Hacker for Good'

Qlik, a business intelligence and data visualization company, has partnered with the United Nations political arm to host a hackathon at the upcoming Qlik World Conference. The Qlik Hackathon aims to find the "Ultimate Hacker for Good." Contestants will utilize Qlik Sense APIs to find innovative solutions for real world United Nations challenges.    


"We are pleased to work together with Qlik for the Hackathon at the Qlik World Conference 2014....By presenting our real-world data challenges to some of the best and brightest in the industry, we anticipate innovative solutions, insightful applications and beautiful visualizations that will greatly impact our daily operations and help us better serve the individuals and communities that need us most,” José Luis Díaz of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs said in a press release.

Qlik Sense constitutes an intuitive analytics tool that allows organizations to create personalized reports and dashboards that bring meaning to massive amounts of data. Hackers will utilize Qlik Sense to gain new insights into global challenges. The UN and Qlik believe a single app, engendered at this hackathon, could change the world for the better. Participants will use social media and UN datasets as the input for dashboards and visualizations. 

The Qlik Hackathon will take place on November 17th at Orlando Florida's Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. Hackers will have full access to Qlik Sense APIs and Qlik experts will be available for enablement and support. Co-organizers include the United Nations, Qlik, Vertica, HP, Twitter, and Attivio. Register here, or visit the hackathon site for more information.

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