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QlikTech Challenges Data Enthusiasts, Developers, And Designers To Use Public Data To Change The World

QlikTech, (NASDAQ: QLIK) a leader in Business Discovery – user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced the Take Action Open Data Challenge, which invites participants to use QlikView to uncover unexpected insights from public data that could have an impact to positively change the world.

About the Challenge: Open, public data sources on populations, poverty, healthcare issues, education, transportation, and the environment hold a wealth of information. If leveraged effectively, this data could unlock powerful insights that could benefit the greater population. The Take Action Open Data Challenge invites QlikView customers, partners, developers, and newbies to create an app on QlikView that uncovers trends, reveals patterns, or shows how programs could be delivered more effectively. Business analytics students and those taking part in the QlikView Academic program are also invited to submit an app.

Prizes: Winners will have their apps featured on  http://demo.qlikview.com and will receive one of three cash prizes.

  • 1st Place: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $5,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,500

Important Dates:

  • October 31, 2013: App submission deadline
  • November 15, 2013: Announce five semi-finalists
  • November 15-29, 2013: Commence voting by QlikCommunity members
  • December 2, 2013: Announce top three winners

How to enter: Create an app using publicly-available data from sites like the international data catalog: http://www.datacatalogs.org/, which contains data sets curated by leading open data experts from around the world. Participants can  download QlikView Personal Edition for free.

For more information on the Take Action Open Data Challenge, including rules and regulations, please visit: http://www.qlikview.com/opendatachallenge and check out the contest Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/qlikview/app_401781043256323. Read important contest updates and contribute to the discussion by following @QlikView and #OpenData on Twitter.

About QlikTech

QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in Business Discovery—user-driven Business Intelligence (BI). Its QlikView Business Discovery solution bridges the gap between traditional BI solutions and inadequate spreadsheet applications. The in-memory associative search technology QlikTech pioneered created the self-service BI category, allowing users to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions. Appropriate from SMB to the largest global enterprise, QlikView’s self-service analysis can be deployed with data governance in days or weeks. The QlikView Business Discovery platform’s app-driven model works with existing BI solutions, offering an immersive mobile and social, collaborative experience. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, QlikTech has offices around the world serving approximately 29,000 customers in over 100 countries.

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