A hackathon brings together specialists from various technical fields to work together on a problem. The second BVL-Hackathon takes place during the 35th International Supply Chain Conference. Corporate teams compete for the best programming solution to a data-driven problem.
Who can participate?
Important knowledge in your team: Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Mathematical Modelling, Optimization, Big Data Analytics, Data Engineering. The problem is handled by teams of two to four people. Each company is only allowed to nominate one team. Companies, institutions and scientific institutions regardless of industry (logistics service providers, shippers, IT, consulting etc.) may nominate a team. BASF as host will not participate in the hackathon.
What is the task?
The exact problem will not be published until the day of the hackathon. The theme of the BVL Hackathon 2018 has a logistical reference and fits in with the motto of the congress "Digitalization meets Reality". The problem is designed in such a way that no industry or single company has an advantage. No knowledge is necessary in a logistical process to handle the task. The focus is on data and methods, not systems. No security scenario will be investigated. It will not be about protecting a system from attacks or gaining access to a system.
What do the teams have to bring along?
Every participant has to bring his laptop with charging cable, all other necessary work equipment will be provided on site.
What to win?
The prize is € 10,000 for the winner's team. It is supported by BASF. Free admission to the 35th International Supply Chain Conference is granted to all participants of the hackathon.
What about some help and mentoring?
The Hackathon is supervised by data analysts from BASF.
What is the procedure?
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 3 to 5 pm: Kick-off Sequence, Room Charlottenburg, Hotel InterContinental.
Thursday, October 18, 2018, all day: Hackathon, Hotel InterContinental.
Friday, October 19, 2018 11am: award ceremony and presentation of the results; the winning team will be on stage.
How can I register my team?
Please enter the contact person of your team until August 15, 2018 here in the template, we will contact you with further information. The successful registration must be confirmed by the organizer. The organizer reserves the right to select the participating teams.