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Microsoft Big Data Hackathon - March 13-14

You’re invited!
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

Technologies covered

·         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. 

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