Hackathon – Aug 30-31 – Consumer Goods

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Dear Data Science Community members,

Hope you are ALL doing great! With this message, we are pleased to inform you of the upcoming Consumer Goods Hackathon, which will take place on Aug 30th– 31st in our innovation campus in Strombeek-Bever.

Together with several other large non-competing companies, we are organizing a 2 day digital disruption hackathon for consumer goods. Deloitte is leading and currently AB-Inbev, ING, Eggsplore, bpost and P&G are joining from large companies. Other companies are still considering to join.

The large companies will share their challenges in 1.digital disruption on business models and approaches, 2. production processes and 3. packaging. Start-ups/SME’s will share and collaborate (in teams) on novel disruptive solutions. If desired, the larger companies can work own projects with interested start-ups /SME’s after the event. 2D sketching, 3D printing and film/animation support will be provided on site for the teams to build their proposition.

Participation to the event is free of charge. This is the website with further details, with the specific business challenges for each of the 3 topics and for registration: consumergoodshackathon .

For practical reasons, it’s required that participants register individually and specify which challenge they would like to work on. (click challenges to see the full list).

It would be great if you could spread the word and pass on the website address to specific start-ups in your network which you find relevant for the defined spaces.

Let me know if you have further questions or want to talk this with the broader team.

Thanks in advance and looking forward to your feedback.

Best regards.

Benjamin Bollot @P&G

Don’t miss the prep meeting 3/6 tonight with the experts from Euroclear !

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DON’T Miss the 3rd/6 evening of preparation for the Text Mining hackathon (17/6) it is probably the most important one.
Tonight the experts of Euroclear will explain how they do Text mining and the business experts will be there to assist you and explain the dataset you have received to prepare yourself.

more info:
http://www.meetup.com/Brussels-Data-Science-Community-Meetup/events/231040266/

Next preparation meetings:

  • 1/6 – Euroclear
  • 8/6 – SAS mining technologies
  • 9/6 – Python’s NLTK
  • 15/6 closer look at Timi

Announcing the Text Mining Hackathon

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The European Data Innovation Hub is proud to present the Euroclear Hackathon.

Euroclear is a leader in the financial services industry. Together with Euroclear, we are organising a Text Mining Hackathon. The aim will be to identify key fields in unstructured financial legal documentation.

Data consists in thousands of legal documents available through our platform. Access will be provided upon signature of a standard NDA.

We will have the support of Euroclear data scientists to understand the approaches used and for the text mining of financial legal documentation.

SAS will offer us the acces to their environment in order to make this exercise possible.

Each participant and team  can use its own tools to build a solution.

Planning:

You are kindly invited to the engagement event with the specialists from Euroclear on Thursday 21st at 15:30 here at the Hub.

We will have 3 preparation meetings prior to the hackathon.

This 36h hackathon will start on Friday June 17th 12:00 take place at the di-Academy.

Registration:

Please register using the following link: http://di-academy.com/event/dihack-36h-sprint-hackathon-on-text-mining-nlp/

 

 

 

Join the mHealth Hackathon – March – Brussels

Next to the Sustainability Hackathon of P&G there is also in March the mHealth event.

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Join the mHealth Hackathon to bring healthcare home to millions of people, to create new services that absolutely delight patients, and to build exciting new businesses in the mobile health field.

mHealth Hackathon is a fantastic opportunity to find out what the healthcare industry needs, to meet patients and healthcare professionals, and to learn everything about business models in healthcare.

Event is organized by the team of Advance.Healthcare and supported by Pfizer, BASE, IBM, MLOZ and Partena.

Oh, and more than half of tickets are already gone.

Run – do not walk – to http://mhealth.be to get your ticket now.

 

 

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PS. Don’t forget to register to the to the Data Innovation Summit about Digital Transformation on March 23rd 2016.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Hackathon – P&G

Bigdata Manufacturing Sustainability Hackathon

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Partner with us and Pioneer the new benefits of bigdata and datascience to help us Preserve our environment.

Interested ?

  • We provide 1 year of process data
  • Using your data science skills, help us make our plants greener
  • Compete to win one of these 3 challenges :
    1. Green dashboard,
    2. Sustainability Predictive model, 
    3. Out-of-the-box Sustainability concept

What you need to do

5E34C4DBF74C0CC27FBF30D0ED58729BApply and RSVP on our meetup page for the kick off event in the afternoon of February 26th.

About P&GDC0EDB259D99B454FCE1BEE3A509DC17

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Dash®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olaz®, Oral-B®, Pampers® and Pantene®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.

The P&G Brussels Innovation Center hosts the biggest Fabric & Home Care R&D facility for P&G in Europe.

A Company of Leading Brands

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Across our ten categories, P&G has 21 brands with annual sales of $1 billion to about $10 billion, and 11 brands with sales of $500 million to $1 billion – many of those with billion-dollar potential.

Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

Sustainability at P&G

P&G is committed to touching and improving lives in a way that preserves and protects the planet. We have established a long-term vision which can only be achieved by setting short-term goals to ensure we stay on track.

We want people who choose P&G brands to know that our products are created with a commitment to sustainability. From formulation to manufacturing to package design and shipment, our products are made responsibly and without trade-offs in performance or value.

Our approach to bring our strategies to life and accelerate progress is to Preserve, Partner and Pioneer.

We Preserve

preserveWe are working to use less while doing more by reducing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive impact on the communities we serve.

Our Pampers teams in Western Europe cut packaging by 80% by moving from “box-to-bag” packaging, saving 6,000+ tons of material, 430+ truckloads and 160+ tons of CO2 emissions per year.

In the last 20 years, Pampers has reduced 50% of the weight of each diaper and 70% of the external packaging.

We Partner

partnerWe can accomplish more with partners than we can alone.

P&G plans to meet its North America electricity demands by using 100 percent wind power to make iconic Fabric & Home Care brands, such as Tide and Dawn. This is possible thanks to a new partnership with EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) which will see a new Texas based wind farm generate 370,000 MWh of electricity each year. The wind farm will be fully operational in December 2016.

With support of more than 150 global partners, our key corporate cause, The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program, marked its tenth year supporting families and children in some of the most remote parts of the world with clean drinking water.

We Pioneer

pioneerWe aim to improve tomorrow through industry-leading innovation.

We are turning agricultural corn waste into a key cleaning ingredient for Tide Coldwater. Working with DuPont, we developed a breakthrough process that will turn 7,000 tons of agricultural waste annually into cellulosic ethanol. Tide Coldwater is the first brand in the world on a path to blend cellulosic ethanol in a scalable and commercial way.

For more details on our sustainability goals and progress, please go to www.pg.com/en_US/sustainability/report.shtml.

Hackathon – Process Manufacturing – Kick Off

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BLOCK THE DATE

This is the initial shout for this Process Manufacturing Hackathon that we are organizing with P&G, one of the major FMCG companies of the world.

Please block your afternoon of FEB 26 to attend in their pilot plant the presentation of the manufacturing process and the data structure that will be used during the Hackathon.

The presentation will be made at the pilot site of this big FMCG company located near the Heysel, Brussels. More details will follow soon as soon as the formal approval for communication is granted.

About this Hackathon:

We have one year of data from a production sites in Europe.

We will have the support of the process engineers that will explain us how the production process work and how the data is structured.

IBM will provide us their Bluemix environment and train us on 9/2 18:30.

RSVP for the launch and get all the detailed informations. We will meet 4 evening spread over 4 weeks (3/3, 10/3, 17/3, 21/3 ) in order to work on one of these 3 challenges:

  • Process Improvement
  • Nicer Dashboards
  • Out-of-the-box Sustainability concept

Join us on the launch and start building your team of experts right away.

Finalists will present their project at the DIS2016 event on March 23.

 

Registration:

A formal registration to participate will be issued soon.

For now, block the date and register on meetup, more info will follow soon.

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VIRTUAL GLOBAL HACKATHON – HACKSKI

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The Data Science Association in conjunction with Big Data Denver is hosting an online global data hackathon. The hackathon is title: HackSki.

Create the best mobile phone app and/or website free to the public providing the best possible route/time decision to get to the ski slopes.

Details

  • When – February 21 – 28, 2015
  • Where – Anywhere, it is virtual
  • Why – Because you love data science and competition (and possibly skiing)
  • Cost – Free

Prizes will be Awarded

  • $10,000 – First Place
  • $4,000 – Second Place
  • $2,000 – Third Place

Also, the event is still accepting more sponsors. If your company or organization would like to sponsor the hackathon, please fill out the registration form for sponsorship.

Hands-On – Join us Saturday @Vlerick – Social Network Analysis #hackathon

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Next Hands-On will take place in the offices of Vlerick in Brussels

 

Hands-on : Social Network Analysis Challenge part 2- full day

Saturday, Nov 29, 2014, 9:00 AM

Vlerick Business School
Bolwerklaan 21 Brussels, BE

31 Business & Data Science pro’s Attending

Part 2:We had an excellent first session, the objectives have been defined and documented on the hackpad. Members of the team have requested more time to work together on the project. In order to facilitate this we have  decided  to  reserve a full  day.During this hands on session we will focus on Social Network Analysis. Today the teams will p…

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Outcome day 1:

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  • Mehdi El Fadil showcased other visualisations and analysis of the twitter social network, including community detection. An attempt to recover some of his results is described below. Mehdi also described the typical steps involved in a social network analysis project:
  • Groups discussion yielded an analysis of Willingness to travel (see below ), and some participants set up twitter crawlers, to be used following other participants’ needs.
  • We discussed and decided to have a longer, full-day second session on Sat 29 Nov so that participants would really have time to get some work done during the session.

Datakind – Data4Good in Action – Results from the Nashville DataDive‏

Data-for-Good In Action

Don’t let the picture fool you – this was us just taking a breather from all the data-for-good action going on this month! We’ve been rolling up our sleeves, busting out our laptops and doing our favorite thing of all – pro bono data projects. New long-term DataCorps projects are underway and we just finished projects with four great organizations at our recent weekend DataDive in Nashville with Teradata Cares. We then celebrated Pro Bono Week by featuring perspectives from our volunteers and nonprofit partners.Arise from your bean bag chair and read on to see just how powerful data-for-good can be.

Nashville Teradata Cares DataDive

As we often say, what goes better with honky tonk and hush puppies than machine learning and text analysis? We just got back from a boot scootin’ DataDive ahead of the Teradata PARTNERS conference in Nashville where we had the chance to bring together teams of talented volunteers from around the world with four inspiring organizations – GlobalGiving, iCouldBe, the Cultural Data Project and HURIDOCS. From tracking human rights case law in Europe to improving an online mentoring program for at-risk youth, see what these amazing DataDivers accomplished in just two days!  read more >

Celebrating Pro Bono Week

Last week DataKind joined Taproot Foundation to celebrate Pro Bono Week, a global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference. It was perfect timing for our DC and San Francisco Chapters to host their launch events as well as do pro bono consulting at local nonprofit resource fairs. We also took the opportunity to demystify what pro bono data science and the Data-for-Good movement is all about – people! Check out the first of our four-part blog series where Hannah Underwood, CEO of The Key and DataKind UK Chapter Leader, explains why she thinks pro bono data science can change the world. Share yourexperiences in the comments! read more >

See you soon! The DataKind Team

Hands-On: Social Network Analysis Challenge part 1

NEW MEETUP
Brussels Data Science Meetup
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Thursday, November 6, 2014
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During this hands on session we will focus on Social Network Analysis. The business case & Challenge: Using you own tools and methods and the available data of Twitter or other social media drivers, we challenge you to come up with a good way to …
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