Capacity Building: The Datathon
Develop future-oriented IT Ideas
“Datathon” refers to a mostly digital competition with the goal of solving a data-related IT problem. The name is a specialization of the term “Hackathon”.
In a Datathon, individuals as well as teams of computer scientists, data scientists and experts from other fields can take part in order to analyse data in a concrete case and thereby gain new conclusions and insights.
A datathon is an entertaining and challenging way to develop new and promising ideas. This is particularly well suited as a basis for open innovation or new business opportunities.
The ADVANEO data marketplace offers the opportunity to create, market and conduct such competitions in an organised system in order to generate further added value from your own data.
Datathon Creation in the Marketplace
The first step in creating a datathon is the theoretical planning and development of the concept. This is done independently of the data marketplace.
On the portal, the datathon can now be created by clicking the button “Datathons” > “Create a Datathon”. A dialog window opens in which you have to enter a title, a more detailed description, an event logo, a price and the datasets to be used.
After confirming the details, you will be directed to its overview page.
Three modern search and filter options based on the extensively processed metadata are available for navigating through the wide range of offers.
Participation in a Datathon
You can participate in a Datathon by navigating to the detail page of a Datathon via the overview list (“Datathons” > “Datathons”) and using the button “Join Datathon”.
There are two options available for participating: As an individual or as a team. As an individual you only have to indicate that you want to choose this option. A team has to be created in advance through the dialog via “Datathon” > “Create a Team”. When the required information is filled in, your team is created and you can participate in the Datathon by entering the team name.