What we’re about
This is a group for anyone interested in Data Science, Big Data, Analytics and Technology trends. We started this group to build a community to discuss general insights into the market and share personal experiences of working and operating in this area. We hope to cover skills shortages, technological advancements and organisational implications in Data Science and Technology during our series of meetups. All skill levels are welcome.
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- 24 Hour Hackathon: Hybrid Energy ForecastingMBN Solutions, Glasgow
24 Hour Hackathon: Hybrid Energy Forecasting
Please Register here so we can work out teams etc (we may need additional info to help put individuals in teams) - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/24-hour-hackathon-hybrid-energy-forecasting-tickets-755355096427?aff=oddtdtcreator
This hackathon invites you to develop forecasting techniques and strategies to accelerate the transition to net-zero and to win cash prizes
Forecasting production from wind and solar power plants, and making effective decisions under forecast uncertainty, are essential capabilities in low-carbon energy systems. This hackathon invites participants to develop forecasting techniques and strategies to accelerate the global transition to net-zero and to win prizes! It aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, introduce energy forecasting challenges to new communities, and promote energy analytics and data science education.
This hackathon is associated with the Hybrid Energy Forecasting and Trading Competition, which runs from February to April 2024. It’s not too late to get involved!
Hackathon Task and Prizes
The hackathon task will be set when the event kicks off at 1pm on Friday 8 December. Teams will have 24 hours to develop a solution and produce five slides describing their approach and any added value their solution offers, e.g. special features, visualisation, going beyond the brief. The top five teams will be invited to present their solution to all participants and the judges before the final prizes are awarded.
Participants should bring a laptop to work from. Ample power sockets and WiFi are available at the venue.
Prizes awarded for a combination of forecast performance (metric will be communicated at the start of the hackathon) and added value, as assessed by the judges.
1st Prize: £1,000, 2nd Prize £500, 3rd Prize £250
Tuesday 5 December: Registration deadline
Friday 8 December: 12pm Arrival and set-up, 1pm Task introduction and kick-off
Saturday 9 December: 1pm Submission deadline, 2pm Presentations from top five teams and prize giving, 3pm close.
The Hackathon will take place in teams of up to 5.
Particpants can register as a complete team or register as individuals and you will be placed into teams based on your skill set.
Please select the relevant ticket at registration - either Team or Individual.
If you are registering as a team, please register under a team name and the add in the details of the team members under the additional information requested during sign up. It is important the we know the names and skills of all team members.
Teams can have a maximum of five members.
Participants may only use data supplied by the hackathon.