About

The Macquarie Data Science Student Challenge is part of a global series of Hackathons. These events are designed to ignite a passion for the amazing things made possible by Data Science and to help students develop the skills necessary to harness the power of analytics.

A variety of learning resources will be made available and the hackathon will suit students with a background in Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Statistics, Analytics and Math.

With a prize pool of $11,000, as well as t-shirts and other swag for all participants, it’s a great opportunity to build your skills, meet other top students, have fun and win great prizes. Open to all university students across Sydney, the Macquarie Data Science Student Challenge is a collaboration between Macquarie University and Microsoft.

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WHEN AND WHERE

Friday May 12th
Start: 1pm
Saturday May 13th
End: 12pm
Macquarie University

Atrium
NSW 2109
Sydney

PRE-HACK EDUCATION

Information about prep session in the lead-up to the hackathon will be confirmed closer to the hackathon date.

LEARNING RESOURCES

To help you develop a deeper understanding of the tools techniques and processes involved in Data Science, we’ve put together a collection of resources and videos.

Tutorial One


Tutorial Two


Tutorial Three


Tutorial Four


Schedule

12TH MAY:

1:30pm
Hackathon check-in opens

2:00pm

Keynote and Technical Bootcamp Presentations

4:30pm

Hacking and Mentoring Begins

8pm

Dinner Break

9:00pm

Hacking Continues Overnight

13TH MAY:

8:00am
Breakfast

12:30pm

Hacking Ends and Presentation Preparation + Lunch

1:30pm

Lunch and ‘Science Fair’ Judging Begins

3:30pm

Final Presentations and Awards