Virtual Inter-University Coding Hackathon

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What problems can we solve during a Hackathon?

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Taking place between 22 - 25 June 2021 and open to students and recent graduates at all higher education institutions. See the programme below (speakers to be announced in due course).

Five ‘post-COVID' challenges will be announced on Day 1 for teams to select from – these will focus on:

  1. Medical Supply Chains
  2. Mobile Ecommerce
  3. Money Transfer
  4. Telemedicine
  5. COVID-19 Patient Care

Hacking is where teams of 3-5 individuals come together over to creatively solve problems. Training and support workshops will run parallel to the Hackathon, providing useful skills development and insight into the challenges set.

The Hackathon will build essential skills for students in developing business and consumer solutions across Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Natural Language Processing, APIs, Cloud, Mobile, Data Analytics, Internet of Things, Robotics Process Automation and other in-demand non-tech skills such as project management, leadership, teamwork and communication. Newcomers and more experienced ‘hackers’ are welcome!

Teams are typically made up of:

  • Developers
  • Business Analysts
  • Data Analyst/Scientists
  • Application Designers/Architects
  • Hackathon Mentors

Think you’ve got what it takes? Want to find out more? Register now as an individual or as part of a team (if you don’t have a team already don’t worry, at the start there will be an opportunity to join or form a new team!)

Sessions will be delivered via Zoom. Joining details will be sent to registered guests one day before each scheduled event.

The Programme

Tues June 22nd 2021 - 3pm - 6pm GMT (10am - 1pm EST)

  • Welcome to the Hackathon and announce the Hackathon Challenges
  • ‘How to launch a start-up in Industry 4.0’ Dr Mudessar Iqbal, Senior Lecturer Mobile Computing
  • Team formation & networking
  • Hackathon begins

Wednesday 3pm - 6pm GMT (10am - 1pm EST)

  • Guest speaker from industry
  • Technical mini-lectures
  • Intellectual Property workshop
  • Team support and mentoring

Thursday 3pm - 6pm GMT (10am - 1pm EST)

  • Fireside chats with Industry professionals
  • Team support and mentoring
  • Team to record their presentation
  • Upload presentation slides by Thurs midnight local time

Judging Panel & Prizes: Fri June 25th 2021 3pm - 6pm GMT (10am -1pm EST)

  • Teams meet with Judges for feedback at 4pm GMT
  • Prize awarding ceremony
  • Closes at 6pm GMT

The full list of speakers will be announced closer to the Hackathon date.

To sign up for these talks, please tick yes on the selected dates on the checkout screen.

These sessions will be delivered via Zoom. Joining details will be sent to registered guests one day before each scheduled event.

Please read our FAQ for more information.

The AI, Blockchain, RPA & QC tech meetup team is helping to organise the event and we welcome their participation from Toronto, New York and London.

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