Vancouver Datathon

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The Archives Unleashed Team has partnered with Simon Fraser University Library and KEY, SFU’s Big Data initiative, to host the next Archives Unleashed datathon.

This event brings together approximately 15-20 participants to experiment with the newest release of AUT (Archives Unleashed Toolkit) and the Archives Unleashed Cloud, and to kick-off collaboratively inspired research projects. Participants will have access to analytics software and specialists, and will be exposed to the process of working with web archive files at scale.


  • Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo)
  • Rebecca Dowson (Simon Fraser University)
  • Nick Ruest (York University)
  • Jimmy Lin (University of Waterloo)
  • Samantha Fritz (University of Waterloo)


Vancouver Datathon Sponsors

Team Projects

Team IDG

IDG Presentation

Project Collaborators:

  • Ben O’Brien, National Library of New Zealand
  • Carl Cooper, Bodleian Libraries - Oxford University
  • Kathleen Reed, Vancouver Island University

Team BC 2017 Politics

BC 2017 Politics Presentation

Project Collaborators:

  • Matt Huculak, University of Victoria
  • Luis Menese, Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victoria)
  • Nauman Siddique, Old Dominion University
  • Emily Maemura, University of Toronto
  • Shahira Khair, University of Victoria

Team Wildfyre

Team Wildfyre Presentation

Project Collaborators:

  • Janice Bancer, Simon Fraser University Library
  • Gethin Rees, British Library
  • Rebecca Dowson, Simon Fraser University
  • Umar Quasim, University of Alberta
  • Megan Meredith-Lobay, University of British Columbia)
  • Evan Thornberry, University of British Columbia

Team Seeds of Anarchy

Team Seeds of Anarchy Presentation

Project Collaborators:

  • Brenda Reyes Ayala, University of Alberta)
  • Cindy McLellan, British Columbia Institute of Technology Archives
  • Ryan Deschamps, University of Waterloo/Archives Unleashed Project
  • Sustan Paterson, Simon Fraser University
  • Larissa Ringham, University of British Columbia Library


Vancouver Datathon Sponsors The datathon will be taking place at the Harbour Centre, 555 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N4, on Simon Fraser University Vancouver Campus. We’ve put together a visitor’s map that lists nearby amenities and points of interest.


We will be kicking off the event with some discussion around the project and set up of AUT. After that, it’s full steam ahead with team project work. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days.

Please click the link to download the full Vancouver Datathon schedule!

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