This year’s Visualizing Global Marathon – a worldwide simultaneous event organized by Visualizing.org – will be happening in the beginning of November. Between the 9th and the 11th, students from all over the world will compete for the best data visualization, either participating in one of the meetups or by attending virtually. Over $10,000 will be awarded in prizes.
From the site:
At the start of the marathon we’ll unveil the data set and challenge you to design and build a project that creatively visualizes the data. You can work individually or in teams, participating online or at one of our in-person meetups. We’ll be broadcasting workshops by data viz rockstars throughout the weekend. There will also be games, mini-challenges and more ways to connect with other students.
Links: Visualizing.org – 2012 Visualizing Global Marathon