All prizes will be awarded at the MeDaScIn Symposium on the 26th September, which is part of Melbourne Data Science Week.
There is a total prize pool of $26k – we’ll be revealing how this is distributed closer to the submission date (but you have to be in it to win it!)
There are 2 team categories (students & all comers) and 2 entry categories (insights & data2app)
There will be a Social Media prize of $1k for the best documentation and publicised blog post or other about the datathon experience. Use the hashtag $MelbDatathon. Remember we have to come across it to know about it.
In addition, ANZ are offering 3 internships to the winners of the new ‘Data2App‘ category.
Confirmed companies looking for interns/employees from the datathon entrants include;
In order to be considered, you will need to be part of a team that has made a submission. Prepare your cv and and combine it with your submission into a single pdf – details of how to submit it will be given closer to the time.
Get your company involved…
If you are a company and would like the opportunity to take on participants of the datathon as interns, or help sponsor the prizes them please fill out the form here. There will be a few corporate teams taking part, so get your colleagues together and come and have some fun.
What is the Data2App category?
The Data2App prize category was created to recognise the significant role that user-facing applications play in the delivery of value-creating insights from data science and analytics. In data science, the insights which have the maximal impact are those which are communicated most effectively to stakeholders and decision-makers in the business. That’s why we think that data-driven applications, which allow users to interactively explore and visualise data and insights, are a critical part of data science.
How do I enter the Data2App competition?
How will the winners be determined?
All entries to the Data2App category will be assessed by a panel of professional data scientists and data science managers and scored on a range of criteria, including:
What is the prize for winners?
Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in the student and non-student categories.
In addition, ANZ will be offering up to three paid internships for the winning team in the student category, where the winners will have the opportunity to work on a two-month project applying their data science skills to some unique real-world datasets solving tough problems with proven business value.
Can I enter the Data2App competition if I’m already participating in the insights competitions?
Yes! You can participate in the Data2App category as well as the insights competition; in-fact it is a natural progression of the insights. All you have to do is meet the entry criteria listed above.
Click on the links below to see the venue locations
nab Arena – 700 Bourke St
Platform28 – 82 Village St. Docklands
There will be a few experienced people floating around and available to help you out with technical things. Please use them, it’s a good opportunity to get a one on one tutorial.
If anyone else wants to help, just turn up on the hack day.
|Sunday 26th Aug - RMIT, 445 Swanston St|
Welcome to the 2018 Melbourne Datathon hackday number 2!
There is still an opportunity to participate by attending this event. For those who have already started, it is a chance to get back together with your team.
You have been told little about the data - now is the chance to hear from the data providers, bring your questions.
If you are fed up of pizza then please bring your own snacks!
Optional tutorials in the presentation area for those who want to join us.
Paul Hodge - data vizualisation
Emily Edgeley - pitching your insights
|4:45pm||End of our 2nd hackday. We're looking forward to seeing your findings.|
Extreme Gradient Boosters
Special thanks to the following organisations for providing significant support for this event…
Our Data & Platform Providers…
We appreciate all those who continue to support Data Science Melbourne throughout the year.
All Help Appreciated
If you are a company and would like the opportunity to take on participants of the datathon as interns, or help sponsor the prizes them please fill out the form here.
Phil Brierley and Data Science Melbourne
The 2018 Melbourne Datathon is part of the Melbourne Data Science Week, 24th – 28th Sept. There will be 3 days of tutorials and a conference. Please stay tuned for further info nearer the time