Challenge: The Washington Big Data Conference Visualization Challenge encourages all participating Terabyte Sponsor Companies/Organizations to track the highest areas of opioid abuse in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas and identify up to 10 contributing factors to the abuse utilizing the data sets provided and any additional data sets the sponsor companies/organizations decide to include.

Data sets will be available no later than September 1, 2017.

What we are looking for:

Visualizations, animations, maps, numbers or time frame, heat maps or clouds, to illustrate for executives/decision makers/state leaders the highest areas of opioid abuse in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas, and up to 10 factors contributing to the abuse. Each participating company will have up to 10 minutes to discuss their solution to the General Session audience beginning at 10:20 am on Monday, October 2, 2017 (the day of the conference).  The session will be guided by a moderator.

All participating Terabyte Sponsor Companies/Organizations will be asked the same five following questions:

  1. What contributing factors to the opioid abuse did you identify?
  2. What additional data sets did you find and use?
  3. What tools did you use?
  4. How fast is your solution?
  5. Describe the ease of use of your solution.


Additional Information:

Please contact Shubham Jain with any questions.
Mail To: shubhamj@radcube.com


The link below is to the page for the Health Workforce Data Center, Virginia Department of Health Professions. The tabs to the left on the page provides healthcare professions’ supply information for the state and local levels.


The link below is to the page for the Dept of Juvenile Justice’s Data Resource Guide. The DRG itself is a pdf, but if you follow the link “FY2016 Data Resource Guide (Localities)” you’ll get an Excel file with FY14-16 data for each locality. The DRG pdf will be helpful in understanding the data in the Excel file.


OCME’s open datasets on drug deaths by locality, year, and drug/drug category in the link below.


From CDC – www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/overdose

From CMS – CMS.gov