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Welcome to the third Project Data Analytics Hackathon - Project:Hack 3.0.

Delivering innovative solutions around project delivery

Would you like to help to shape how projects are delivered in the future? You'll have an opportunity to work with others who share this vision and passion. You'll also get the opportunity to influence some major players in the construction industry including Sir Robert McAlpine and Highways England. We are working on datasets with the Said Business School from Oxford University and will share this with you in the coming weeks!

Data science will transform how projects are delivered, saving billions for society, improving certainty in outcomes and changing the face of the project management profession forever. Project:Hack aims to:

  • Explore methods and tools to transform how insights and value can be extracted from project data. Ranging from risk and schedule data through to on site presence of personnel.

  • Enable delivery professionals to understand the predisposition of projects to specific challenges, to predict them arising and take action to avoid the avoidable.

  • Ignite the professional imagination on what can be achieved and shape the future of project delivery.

Themes & Challenges

We're looking for Project Managers, Data Scientists and Construction Industry professionals from all levels to help us to come up with innovative solutions around the following project delivery themes:

Challenges:

Sir Robert McAlpine

    • We complete daily diaries for construction activities – what can they tell us about the likely success of the project?
    • Can we use AI on photo datasets to identify differences between good and bad quality images of construction materials?
    • What insights can we derive from company car data?
    • How can we improve sustainability using Waste & Materials / Energy & Carbon usage data?
    • Show me how I can optimise resources more efficiently to reduce people coming back to fix snags and therefore minimise impact on the programme

Highways England

    • How can we meet the relentless demand to build new infrastructure when there are skills shortages, regional variances and an aging workforce?
    • Improving Commercial Forecasting - consider Machine Learning to forecast variance
    • Reduce Delivery Delays - Use the A14 IoT data from a transport supplier to provide visual feedback

Oxford University, Said Business School

  • How can we make planning of IT projects easier? This dataset offers a rich set of data that might contain valuable patterns that can aid project managers in defining projects, set of activities, their sequencing and the budget required

NYC Construction Projects (public data)

  • Can you infer insights about stalled projects and use this to determine which current projects may be at risk?

Bigger and better with £1,000 worth of prizes.

Fees

We will be charging a nominal fee of £10 a ticket. All of the money raised will go to Cancer Research, less eventbrite fees and VAT.

Let’s get started!

We'll start the day by introducing the challenges and the data sets. You'll then have the opportunity to pitch your idea to the crowd to invite team members, or join a team whose idea you want to work on. You'll then spend two days developing the concepts, interrogating the data, building proof of concepts and delivering a solid pitch to support it. Finally, you'll get the opportunity to present to industry experts who will judge your proposal. Not only will you have the kudos associated with shaping the future of project management, but we also hope to be able to award prizes too.

Happy to support you!

There will be on-ground support. Data scientists, PowerBI experts and subject matter experts will help you with technical queries and mentors will guide you towards the perfect pitch.

It promises to be a great couple of days will be had with food, drinks, ideas and bucket loads of fun. The only requirement is to come with a lot of bright ideas and enthusiasm!

Space is limited, so please fill out this quick profile and we will get back to you as soon as we have reviewed the attendee submissions.

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors without whom Project:Hack 3.0 would not be possible!

Projecting Success

Sir Robert McAlpine

PMO Learning

Microsoft Reactor

FAQs

What do I need to bring to the event?

Your laptop, access to any software that you are likely to need and bucket loads of enthusiasm.

Am I guaranteed a place?

We'll do our best to accommodate everyone, but the event is likely to be oversubscribed. We'll need to ensure we have a good balance of expertise. Priority will be given to members of the Project Data Analytics community. If you booked last time and didn't show up then you may struggle to get into this event because its not fair on those who genuinely want to come.

How will my ideas be managed?

Your ideas belong to you. Its your intellectual property. But we encourage all attendees to share their code for the benefit of the community wherever possible.

How will my personal data be used?

Purely for the administration of this event, future events and any agreed follow up actions. It will not be used for any other purposes.

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