The Microsoft Big Data Hackathon is your opportunity to hack for a good cause. Assemble a team, learn, share, and make new friends as you use big data technologies to solve real-world problems.
Who should attend
This event is open to anyone interested in Big Data, BI and Data Visualization:
· Data Scientists
· Developers and Programmers
· Data Architects
· Anyone interested in learning about Microsoft’s big data technologies
· Power BI and Excel
· Azure HDInsight (Hadoop)
· Azure Machine Learning
· SQL Server
Contest and prizes
Attendees will self-organize into teams of 3-5 members and participate in the Big Data Hackathon contest.
Each team will be given 24 hours to select and solve a specific data science problem using Microsoft tools and then present the project to the judges.
Two winners will be chosen in two categories (one winning team per category):
1) Data Modeling* – a team should produce a model to prove or disprove a relationship with the data; and
2) Data Visualization** - a team should create a visualization to represent the data.
There will be $2,000 in prizes for winning teams ***
We will have Microsoft, Partner and Community experts on-hand giving presentations, running Q&A sessions and to assist groups with their projects.