A group called Data Science Global
, based in London, is organizing a hackathon
on April 28th and 29th, in partnership groups around the world. Here's their blurb:
24 hours of non-stop Data Science. It started in London but is taking over the world. Data Science London in partnership with Big Data Week is organizing the first global data hackathon from 12 noon London Apr 28 to 12 noon London Apr 29 (UTC + 1). The competition will be hosted on Kaggle,
so anyone, from anywhere in the world, can participate. You can
download the data, hack along with the data scientists in London, see
your ranking on the real time leader board, and be eligible to win the
Data science communities all over the world are joining in Big Data Week by hosting simultaneous hackathon meetups in their own cities. From London to San Francisco, New York to Melbourne, and the list continues to expand.
It would be great if representatives of the Data Science community here in DC were to participate too! Although none of us who coordinate the Meetup can organize an event, if someone else would like to do so, we'd be more than happy to create a Meetup page for it and help get the word out! Please drop me a line if you'd like to set this up!