Hackathons are not just about making something cool: they are about learning. For Hack Data, we have partnered with the community and tech leaders to bring a day of talks and workshops.
Orientation Dinner @ Hatch from 6 – 8PM. We’ll go over logistics and talk about what to expect at DE Hack Data. You don’t want to miss this!
Come listen to talks by United Way and the City of Norfolk on recent data initiatives and challenges they are facing, as well as a deep dive into the data they will be providing. Participate in workshops from Heroku, Microsoft, and others to get hands-on experience learning the tools for data science.
It’s all about hacking and winning! Build and present for a chance to win prizes!
Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve tried to help by creating some challenges, and for each challenge, there will be great prizes! Learn, compete, win prizes, and make a difference! In addition to the challenges below, check out the Resources page for more information.
Use data to identify problematic areas. Even better, use data to provide solutions or improve on existing efforts.
Create something that tells a story or presents data in a compelling and insightful way.
Use the tools to turn data into a product. Do something creative with existing tools, or demonstrate new and innovative ideas.