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  • 1.  Global Power BI Hackathon

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    Posted May 15, 2019 06:50 AM
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    Hi all,

    There is a great opportunity to become a Power BI World Champion in a great and fun fashion by showcasing your Power BI skills!

    The Power BI Community has created a Global Hackathon event to encourage all Power BI community members worldwide to come together to share ideas, create, innovate, and showcase your Power BI skills and share your Power BI solutions on the global stage.


    The "Power BI User Group Global Hackathon" will provide our worldwide Power BI community with a fun and competitive opportunity to use the Power BI platform for creatively expressing public data in a meaningful way. The goal is to create Power BI apps that entertain, educate, and inspire people to facilitate positive change through the data stories that are visualised. A hackathon not only demonstrates the capabilities of Power BI but highlights and gives exposure to the users authoring these use case scenarios.

    Interested :)
    The good news is that this great experience starts here at your Dublin PUG, winners of local hackathon will be chosen by their local PUG community members. Then these hackathon winners will progress to the global competition, to be judged by the larger global PUG communities. Ultimately, the world-champion team will be crowned.


    • Team size is unregulated and multi-person, interdisciplinary teams are encouraged
      • Must delegate one Team Captain for all event communication
    • All participants MUST be registered on Power BI UG site and be a member of the local PUG
    • Refer to Timeline section for registration and solution submission time requirements
    • Data sets must be from public data sources
    • Solutions can be built with either Desktop, Excel, Power BI Service, Embedded, or with any combination of these options
    • Solution must be submitted with PBI "publish to the web" link & publish to Power BI Data Galleries under Hackathon category.
    • Apps must be submitted by Friday, July 15, 2019

    Criteria for Judging:

    • Compelling Visual Design
    • Innovative Technical Design
    • User Engagement (how interesting are the data stories)
    • Utility (tangible benefits for users)


    Local Winners

    • Featured on PUG website, in PUG newsletter, blogs, Twitter, and LinkedIn
    • Winner showcase at next PUG meeting or host virtual collection
    • Local winners will compete to have the chance to win World Tour Registration passes to the World Tour location of their choice.

     Global Champion

    • Featured on PUG website, in PUG newsletter, blogs, Twitter, and LinkedIn
    • Registration passes for World Tour location of choice

    *For additional information please refer to the attached document.

    Global Power BI Hackathon Timeline:

    • May 31
      Sign up ends for local PUGs, and local teams are identified.
    • June 1 – July 15
      Local PUG Hackathon challenges run.
      Check-in with team progress at the next user group meeting, or halfway point, to ensure teams are still engaged and participating.
    • July 15
      Local PUG selects the winning team & submit to the Power Platform UG Team.
    •  July 20 – August 10
      Voting for Global Hackathon takes place (online)

    Some Irish website's with a good variety of Open datasets:

    Anyone interested please get in touch with your local PUG leaders.

    If you have any additional question feel free to contact me directly.

    Kind Regards,

    Vali Abdykarim