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The Hack and Learn event gets public policymakers together
Initiative promoted by the University of Oxford and co-organized by Insper brings together public and private sector representatives to propose solutions to social issues
The Hack and Learn event is set to start on March 11. It is promoted by the Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab) of the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government through the International Network for Data on Impact and Government Outcomes (INDIGO). This year, Insper is participating in the event as a co-organizer together with several foreign institutions.
The meeting brings together policymakers, data analysts, and other public and private sector representatives to resolve important issues in the field of public policy. Its proposal is to bring a focus to the best use of data in solving social problems, drawing on the skills and experiences of a diverse set of actors.
The hack and learn model basically works as a game, with simulations and the use of data. It is aimed at programmers or data analysts who make public policies. Together, they will use open-source tools, such as Gephi or Plotly, to open datasets and explore the challenge areas proposed by the organizers.
Fernando Deodato Domingos is a Doctoral student in Business Economics at Insper. He was responsible for the liaison with researchers from the INDIGO network. For him, attending the meeting is a great experience for those interested in using data in the field of public policy. “The event is a unique opportunity to bring together researchers and public managers interested in using data to promote social impact. The close contact with the Oxford team has enriched me greatly. One of my doctoral dissertation’s articles even analyzes the performance of results-based contracts involving public-private partnerships”.
Besides Fernando’s participation, the event will be mediated by Clara Fagundes Oliveira Portela, Master’s student in Public Policy at Insper; Prof. Sandro Cabral, Coordinator of our Professional Masters in Public Policy; and Prof. Sérgio Lazzarini, Coordinator of Insper Metricis.
Registration to attend the event is open and can be done here!