The viafoura big data week hack-a-thon was a success! A hack-a-thon is a 12/24 or 48 hour non stop programming marathon (ours was 12 hours held last Saturday). Teams present their ideas at the end. Judging ensues and the team with the best project gets street cred and/or wins a prize. Hackers are usually fuelled by coffee, energy drinks, pizza, subs and a desire to learn.
We had an amazing turn out from multiple disciplines: data scientists, database developers, UI/UX and psychologists. We even had some curious people come by and check out to see what a hack-a-thon is and enjoyed the final presentations.
Thank you all for taking the time to come out, learn and meet other curious people.
Below is a list of the winners, along with some photos from the event.
1st Place – House Crunch ($1,000 grand prize)
An easy to follow visual representation of the state of the housing market based on sentiment.
Team: Kevin Yuen, Kent English and Elgin Chau