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DSL12-Data Science London Hackathon! ONSITE participants

  • Apr 28, 2012 · 9:30 AM
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Are you a Smart Data Scientist?

Participate in DSL12-Data Science London Hackathon!

Probably this will be the 1st Data Science Hackahton of its kind in the world.

The aim of the hackathon is to promote Data Science and show the world what is possible today combining Data Science with Open Source, Hadoop, Machine Learning, and Data Mining tools.

In addition, the event’s aim is also to promote the sense of community, team work, and free spirit competition for the sake of Data Science.

The Hackathon will run during 24 hours. The hackathon will start at 1pm London Apr 28 and will end at 1pm London Apr 29. All other Data Science Hackathons around the world will start & end at the same time than London venue.

REGISTRATION ONSITE participants attending London venue: Upon arrival to the venue you will need to register at the reception desk. Onsite registration at the venue ends at 11 am London. Onsite participants NEED TO REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE registration here DSL12- Data Science London Hackathon!

REMOTE participants in other cities: see FAQs

Data Science Hackathon Prizes: please visit this link



When: Saturday, April 28,[masked]:30 AM
Where: The Hub Westminster, First floor, New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, SW1Y 4TE , London  [masked]

The venue opens at 9.30 am on Saturday April 28th
If you arrive after 11am you will not be able to participate in the competition.
The competition starts at 1pm London time Saturday, April 28th
Upon arrival to the venue you will have to register at the reception desk.
The reception desk should have your name in the list of participants.
If you have not registered in evenbrite you will not be in the list.
If you are not in the list, you will not be able to participate.

Competition ends Apr, 29th Sunday at 1pm. Prizes to be announved: Event ends: 3pm

The Data Science competition challenge: To improve the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index by designing a better and more accurate predictive models of metropolitan air pollution. The EPA’s Air Quality Index is used daily by people suffering from asthma and other respiratory diseases to avoid dangerous levels of outdoor air pollutants, which can trigger attacks. The aim of the hackathon is to help build a predictive model for the local early warning systems that are capable of accurately predicting dangerous levels of air pollutants on an hourly basis.

You will be provided with access to Kaggle Platform
Upon selection of the competition title Data Science Hackathon, you will be able to read the challenge, and access and download the dataset.
You can download the dataset to your laptop and you can use your own tools.
You will be provided with free access to Amazon AWS cloud services should you choose to run computational jobs there or require more storage capacity. You don't have to use AWS if you don't want.
You will provided with free access to EMC/Greenplum Hadoop and Database Community editions and other analytical tools. You don't have to use these tools if you don't want to.
You will be provided with 3 proper meals and unlimited drinks
Please bring your own sleeping mattress and sleeping bag.
Any doubts or issues let me know contat the organiser: carlos at datasciencelondon dot org
In order to win prizes, see challenge above

The contestants will have to report their achievements at specific milestones, and a leader board will be published online at each milestone.

Data Scientist from Data Science London, Hadoop UK, and Kaggle will provide support to contestants.

The winning team will be named “DSL12- Data Science Hackathon Winner”

The judging panel will formed by members of EMC, Kaggle, and Data Science London.


Please read the FAQ for organizers and participants

For more information contact  carlos at datasciencelondon dot org


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