Idea generation for kinds of apps or dashboards that can be used to help communities prepare for tornados, floods, and other natural disasters (how can we use APIs? where are the resources? how can we pitch the idea to local governments/first responders?)
Tech to address the justice gap. Creating a Step by Step site for filling out legal forms (government benefit forms/court motions) for those with low literacy.
Intro Data Science Friendly Project :Anastasia Kaiser
Possible ideas: Figure out how many of 538's Riddler probability puzzlers we can solve by coding or work on a Kaggle competition together
Languages: R, Python, or whatever people prefer
Goal: give an opportunity for people interested in data science of all levels to get together, meet, and work on a project (I'm pretty new to hackathons and know this doesn't fit the traditional definition of creating an app, but wanted to see something data science focused + something friendly to beginners.)