FAQ

  • What is a hackathon?

    Usually a hackathon is an event in which programmers, graphic designers and others collaborate intensively on software projects. Data Hack is specifically focused on finding answers from data.

  • Who can attend?

    Registration to the event is open to all - students, researchers, designers and industry professionals. If you are passionate about finding answers in data, we want you to join Social Impact Data Hack! No experience with data science is assumed.

  • What if I'm new to programming?


    That's totally ok! We want participants with different skill sets at Data Hack. Hackathons are a great place to learn. We're going to have mentors to support you during the event.

  • What do I hack on?

    We will provide you with different data sets from our sponsors, partners and online sources, but you are free to bring your own data.

  • What should I bring?

    A laptop and a charger. And anything you will need.

  • How to register?

    Go to register page, open the form and fill it. It's that simple.

  • Will food be provided?

    There is going to be free food and drinks.

  • Are there limits to team size?

    Minimum size of team will be 4 people, and maximum size will be 10 people.

  • What should I do for my project?


    You may consider visualization, statistical insights/correlations, machine learning models, interactive data exploration application or any combination of these for your project!

  • What will be the outcome of my project?


    We expect each team to write a blog post about their findings aka do little data journalism. These posts will be posted on this website on the Results page.

  • How will my project be judged?


    Both Academy and Industry experts will browse the posts at the end of the event, asking questions and choosing their favorites.

  • More questions?

    If you have any more questions or concerns feel free to email us at: anna.leontjeva@ut.ee. You can also check out our Facebook event.

  • How to write blog post?

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