We are Hacklytics 2021, Georgia Tech’s premier datathon brought to you by student organization Data Science @ Georgia Tech (DSGT)! Leverage the power of data to uncover hidden insights in the chaotic world of stock markets, improve athletic performance, manage the dizzying challenge of a vaccine distribution program, and more!

Open to all aged 18 or over, Hacklytics is supportive of all skill levels. New to data science? Attend introductory workshops on data cleaning and data analysis with Pandas and numpy provided by DSGT. Think you have a solid grasp on these fundamentals? Learn to build and deploy machine learning models on AWS.

And put your skills to the test with real world data challenges from companies like Citadel and Anthem, or create your own projects pertaining to any discipline that interests you! 

In addition, learn about the latest advancements in data science and artificial intelligence platforms from guest speaker Igor, founder of augmented intelligence company Pryon. 

Many consider data to be the new oil. We can’t wait to see what you can build with this precious commodity. 

 

For more information and tools, check out our website: https://hacklytics.io/

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Prizes

$4,000 in prizes

Best Hack (General)

- Holy Stone HS720 Foldable GPS Drone with 4K UHD Camera
- Offer to join CREATE-X's Startup Launch program for Summer 2021

Best Use of Machine Learning

- CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Starter PRO Kit - 4GB RAM

Best Visuals

- HP V22 21.5" FHD 1920 x 1080 Low Blue Light Anti-glare Tilt HDMI VGA LED Monitor

Best Financial Hack

- Airpods (Wireless Case)

GT Athletics - Football

- Amazon Echo Dot
- Contract to continue work with GT Athletics

GT Athletics - Track and Field

- Amazon Echo Dot
- Contract to continue work with GT Athletics

GT Athletics - Tennis

- Amazon Echo Dot
- Contract to continue work with GT Athletics

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

- PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack

Best use of Google Cloud

- Google Branded Parkland Academy Backpack

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

- Winners receive Grove Beginner Kits

Best use of DataStax Astra

- Blue Snowball Mic

Best Healthcare Hack

- Fit Bit Inspire 2

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

All individuals 18+ can participate! You can work individually or in groups of up to 4 people.

Requirements

Upon uploading your project to Devpost, list all team members, provide a GitHub link to your project repository, and a ~2 minute video outlining your project, including technologies used, challenges faced, and of course the overall outcomes. If submitting for the sports challenges, please make your video longer (5 min.) and dive in depth of how your hack works!

Also, please make sure that you opt in to the appropriate prizes. Every submission is automatically considered for the Best Hack (General) prize.

Judges

Eugene Yan

Eugene Yan

Nammy Vedire

Nammy Vedire
engage.vc

Mark Frankel

Mark Frankel
sametunes.com

Anushk Mittal

Anushk Mittal
Memeois

Neeraj Alavala

Neeraj Alavala
DSGT

Murtaza Bambot

Murtaza Bambot
heartbeat.chat

Raj Shrimali

Raj Shrimali
Deloitte

Sean Chua

Sean Chua
Deloitte

Mihail Eric
Confetti AI

Judging Criteria

  • Completeness
    - 10 Points: How much has the team achieved of what they set out to achieve? Is the project deployed or ready to be deployed? How much further effort would be needed to make the project into a full fledged application or solution?
  • Design and Visualization
    - 20 Points: Does the project look visually pleasing? Is It something that could potentially be seen and used on a public platform? Do all visualizations provide meaningful insights?
  • Innovation
    - 10 Points: Is the project something new or rarely seen before? Does it bring a new spin or angle to a known area or topic?
  • Presentation and Delivery
    - 10 Points: How well has the project been presented? Is the purpose and motivation clear?
  • Technical Complexity
    - 20 Points: What technologies were used or explored? We want to reward projects that demonstrate understanding as well as the desire to delve into and learn about unknown skills.

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