Data Science Hackathon

Friday, 16 November 2018

Paviljoen 1
Boussinesqweg 1, Delft, Netherlands
Date 16 November 2018
Time 09:00 - 16:30
Registry fee € Free
Chair Giorgio Santinelli and Joan Sala Calero
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This is a 1-day event for students, developers, entrepreneurs, modellers and of course… data scientists. 

The participants will be given 2 complex challenges they can choose from, real datasets, and 2,5h time to complete assignments. The tasks will focus on hydrodynamics and water quality. The completion of the assignments will need a mix of knowledge such as physical processes, programming, policy, and skills such as the ability to provide data-driven solutions. You will be grouped in teams based on your skills.

It is a competition, therefore there will be a winning team!

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The day will start with a Google Earth Engine tutorial, where you will learn how to process petabytes of Earth Observation data. All you need for that is a Gmail account. Sign up to!/.  

Next, we will split the group into small teams of 4-5 people. At that point, the two assignments for the Hackathon will be given. 

Please bring your own laptop!
We have a limited number of laptops that can be used if you cannot bring your own. Let us know if you need one.

The requirements to fulfil the assignments are a mix of a bit of policy (what data to explore, how to engage the community and deliver the results), physics (what processes are relevant), statistics (how to aggregate and explore data), and coding (get your hands dirty).

The last part of the afternoon will be reserved for pitches from the teams, who will present their work in front of the audience. The winning team will be announced at the end of the day.

During breaks and at the informal drinks afterwards there will be plenty of opportunities to meet and talk with the other participants, including Deltares experts.




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Schedule - Friday, 16 November 2018

Time Event
08:30 - 09:00 Arrival & Registration Deltares, Boussinesqweg 1
09:00 - 10:00 Google Earth Engine - Introduction
Gennadii Donchyts
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee break and demos in DemoPlaza
10:15 - 12:00 Google Earth Engine - Hands on
Gennadii Donchyts
12:00 - 12:30 Grouping + Assignments: Explanation of the assignments
Victor Langenberg & Fedor Baart
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break and demos in DemoPlaza
13:30 - 16:00 Hackathon
Algal bloom & water hyacinth / Global lights
16:00 - 16:45 Pitches: Final Presentations from the groups
16:45 - 17:00 Evaluation: Assesment and closure
17:00 - 17:30 Drinks
17:30 - 17:45 Bus transport back to the hotels