Special Guest Event: Announcing Kalev Leetaru, founder of GDELT Project

We are thrilled to announce, that instead of our standard livestream, we have a very special guest joining us. Kalev Leetaru, the Founder of the GDELT Project will be joining us. This is a NOT MISS event for all Hackathon participants!!

Watching, Visualizing and Forecasting The World In Realtime Through Planetary-Scale Data:

An Introduction To GDELT

Dr. Kalev Hannes Leetaru - One of Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013, Kalev is the founder of the GDELT Project. From 2013-2014 he was the Yahoo! Fellow in Residence of International Values, Communications Technology & the Global Internet at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor, as well as a Council Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government. His work has been profiled in Nature, the New York Times, The Economist, BBC, Discovery Channel and the presses of more than 100 nations. In 2011 The Economist selected his Culturomics 2.0 study as one of just five science discoveries deemed the most significant developments of 2011. Kalev’s work focuses on how innovative applications of the world’s largest datasets, computing platforms, algorithms and mind-sets can reimagine the way we understand and interact with our global world. More on his latest projects can be found on his website at https://www.kalevleetaru.com/ or https://blog.gdeltproject.org



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The video above is well worth watching. Kalev goes into lots of detail about the various GDELT datasets that would be very useful for all hackathon participants