Since the 1st edition in 2015, the I-COM Data Science Hackathons have been constantly growing and improving in terms of challenges presented, number of competing teams and the quality of final results. By connecting the magic of Data Science with the world of Marketing, the Hackathons focus on solving real problems and achieving results, often accelerating to outcomes that normally take months of work to achieve or replicate.
In the 2018 Hackathons, competing teams will have even more opportunity for networking between themselves and with seasoned Data Scientists and Marketers. Participants from universities will also be able to attend and have interviews with company representatives at the Talent Fair. The finalists will have private sessions with Marketing mentors to help them prepare their final presentations.
A special addition to this year’s competition is the new - Domo Data Storytelling Award - that will be given to the finalist team that best uses Domo platform in their presentation to tell a story with data.
The wining team will receive $5.000 and a year of free subscription to Domo software (up to 20 users).
“Data in isolation carries very little value, it’s what you do with it that matters,” said Matt Belkin, COO and Chief Analytics Officer, Domo. “The Domo Data Storytelling Award is designed to showcase the strategic and creative ways people present data to tell meaningful stories that inspire conversation and action for good.”
Besides the Domo Award the following awards will be given:
- 4 main I-COM Awards chosen by the DSH Jury
- The Intel Challenge - Tier 1 and Tier 2
- The Lufthansa Challenge - Tier 1 and Tier 2
- Public Recognition Award - Chosen by the audience after the presentations of the finalists, voting via the Summit app.
I-COM is highlighting the importance of gender-balanced teams competing for the Data Science Hackathons, an area that has long been male-dominated.
Interested companies and universities can apply to compete at the Hackathons here.