Mark your calendars for the 9th SDMX Global Conference on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX), taking place from October 29th to November 2nd, 2023, in the vibrant city of Manama, Bahrain. This bi-annual event for the official statistics community worldwide to share information on recent and upcoming SDMX developments.
The theme for this conference is Empowering Data Communities, and is co-organised by the SDMX Sponsors and the Bahrain Information and eGovernment Authority (IGA) with support of ESCWA and Banca d ’Italia.
Exciting news! The SDMX Sponsors and Bahrain eGovernment Authority are hosting a virtual hackathon, and we invite all to participate. The hackathon challenge is to develop a dashboard generator, which will read the dashboard specifications and obtain data from SDMX API to generate an interactive dashboard. The winner gets a Wall Plaque and a Certificate. In addition, if the winner is eligible for an ILO contract, you will get a contract with ILO for 10,000 CHF. If you are a developer, data scientist, statistician, student and interested to collaborate on official statistics and SDMX use cases, then why not take part in the SDMX Hackathon for a chance to win a prize. You can obtain more information of the Hackathon in the conference website, https://www.sdmx2023.org/hackathon
Engage with the SDMX Community:
You can engage through the User Forum to talk to the conference and hackathon organisers and find out more. The SDMX User Forum community is now 330 plus strong and has 168 posts. We have around 30 experts who can answer questions covering a wide range of topics like SDMX tools, Data Modelling, Training, and manuals, Global DSDs, SDMX Events and more.
Know more about the SDMX User Forum by reading the previous blog titled Ask. Find. Connect – The SDMX User Forum.To find out how to join the SDMX User Forum please read the registration/sign-up instructions.
SDMX stands for Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange. It is an ISO recognised open standard and a global initiative sponsored by eight international organisations, to improve exchange of data and metadata. Standardising content and technical standards, as well as having a model to describe the data and metadata, help in improving quality of data, help programmatic exchange of data and thus helping with access to latest and high-quality data.
SDMX offers a common language to ensure a smooth communication between experts and within organizations to exchange information efficiently by standardizing the way data are organized and exchanged. Find out more on sdmx.org.