The training was a Hackathon or a class?

The event was a participatory workshop with experts in data and policies based on these as tutors of the different groups that we created in the co-creation workshop

Where it has been done (classroom, laboratory…)

On February 17, starting at 10 in the morning at LAAAB (Aragon Open Government Laboratory)– Pl. de Ntra. Sra. del Pilar, 3


Friday , 17th February 2023 . 10 :00 to 14:00 h

With whom (training target): students, professionals, other type of trainee (please explain)

. The event was aimed at data professionals, policy makers, students from disciplines focused on programming and working with data, universities, researchers and citizens all committed to citizen science.
The largest number of participants was sought so that they could contribute with different points of view, both from a technical and civil perspective.

How many trainees you had?

80 people participated in the event in person and 125 online through streaming, divided into 45 policy makers and public servants, 95 students and professionals from the ICT sector, and 65 citizens interested in the project: He also participated in the act the general director of citizen participation

Due to the data protection law we cannot reveal their names.

Have you produced teaching materials (online or hardcopy)?

Powerpoint slides and online leaflet. A working methodology of the participatory workshop

Brief description of the course/hackathon

The Data Alliance: citizenship, academia, business and administration come together to create evidence-based policies.
10:00 – 11:30
 Round Table 11:30 – 12:00
Coffee break
12:00 – 14:00
 Working groups
On February 17, starting at 10 in the morning at LAAAB – Pl. de Ntra. Sra. del Pilar, 3, an open day was held whose central theme is evidence-based political decision-making based on data.
The event part of the DECIDO project, was divided into a round table where we sought to learn about the processes of political decision-making through data from various points of view, the scientific one, that of the public administration, that of the centers of research as well as from a business point of view. The importance of citizen participation and transparency as a fundamental part of decision-making through data was also highlighted.
. To achieve the objective we have the following speakers:
• Jaime Gómez-Obregón: Spanish engineer, programmer and computer activist, author of digital tools against corruption in institutions and for transparency in the public sector in Spain. He is known for his public activity to promote transparency in public sector contracting using data science and recent transparency laws. He is specialized in data intelligence, open data and databases.
• Manuel González Bedia: Researcher at the Engineering Research Institute of Aragon (I3A). He belongs to the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering at the University of Zaragoza. From 2019 to 2020 he was an adviser to the Ministry of Science and Universities. In 2020 he was appointed Deputy Director General of University Research Activity and in July 2022 he was appointed Commissioner for the New Language Economy, a position he currently holds.
• Paula Peña: Computer Engineering and Master’s in Systems Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Zaragoza (Spain). She works as a project manager and R&D technician in the Big Data and Cognitive Systems group of the Technological Institute of Aragon (ITAINNOVA). She has directed and participated in projects related to Artificial Intelligence and the capture, storage, processing and analysis of information with Big Data technologies, natural language processing technologies and semantic technologies. Since 2004 she has actively collaborated and participated in national and international R&D projects funded by the European Union. Her main interests are focused on Artificial Intelligence, Semantics, Data Mining and Big Data.
• Alejandro Rivero: PhD in Physics. He is a Data Scientist at the BIFI (Institute for Biocomputing and Physics of Complex Systems of the University of Zaragoza) and Kampal Data Solutions, a spin-off of the University of Zaragoza specializing in data processing and visualization.
• David Ruiz Uceta: Graduated in Industrial Sociology from the University of Deusto, has two postgraduate degrees, MBA and MeBA from the European Business School and is an expert in e-business development and finance from the University of Salamanca. He is a founding partner of SmartUp, a data marketing agency with more than 60 professionals in Mexico, Portugal and Spain. From SmartUp he has developed new startups of his own or associated with third parties, among which Todostartups (entrepreneurs, sold to CEF / UDIMA in 2014), Todomba (education, sold to SMAT Business School in 2018) and Cornershop (crowdshopping, sold to Uber in 2019) stand out. )
Then with the attendees in person, groups energized by the speakers and an expert in participation and citizen science were held, these work focused on the creation of data-based policies using the Decide tool, based on the case of Use of Aragon related to forest fires and the simulation tool for the behavior of smoke in said fires

Did you respect gender equality?

The event was free to enter so we could not control gender equality

Have you been (environmentally) sustainable?

The meeting was organized in hybrid mode

Do you intend to make another training event? Is it part of a cycle of seminars?

Yes, it is part of the training events of the Decido project, and if we plan to carry out at least two more training events

How did you reach your target?

The objective of the event was reach through the participation of the stakeholders in the use of the tool decided based on the case of use of Aragon related to forest fires. In the round table the different points of view were shown public, business, and researcher of the work with data and data-driven decision making. Subsequently, in the work dynamics, the rest of the stakeholders were involved in the work of the Decido platform under the supervision of an expert.

What were the expectations? Explain how you reached them?

We got to it thanks to the work done previously in the I Decide project, as well as our experience in science and citizen input, as well as Sarga being part of the Aragon government involving policy makers and public servants as part of our role in the project
n the next training events we will delve into the decide tool, as well as the different applications

How do you evaluate the training activity? (Verification test or other, Report the lesson leant)

In the next few days we will send satisfaction surveys for both the event and the trainers
  • Provide an evaluation bot of:
  • trainee?
  • Trainer?


In the survey to send to our stakeholders, we will evaluate both the quality of the trainers and the opinion of both the event and the Decide project of the trainees

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