Events to enhance your hack

Regional Awards On Demand

Together we can empower diversity and improve the world.

Analytics plays a major role in tackling real-world problems, such as humanitarian or business issues. In March, 100 teams comprised of 5 hackers representing 30 countries came together for a month-long hack to solve previously unsolvable problems. By the end, more than 60 teams successfully completed the hackathon.

Amazing stories emerged from the Data for Good, startups and industry tracks. Find out what these brilliant, code-lovers developed in categories like ag tech, banking, energy, health, insurance, public sector, manufacturing, retail and telecom. The teams used SAS® for AI, machine learning, IoT, natural language processing, image processing with open source on Microsoft Azure and Intel. 

During the award ceremony, we announced and celebrated the top contributions from the three global regions, sub-industries and technology as well as recognized the global award nominees. The global award winners be announced at SAS® Global Forum 2021 on May 18.


Coming soon: Topic-focused sprints

We’re excited to announce that throughout the year we’ll host sprint-styled hacks focused on specific topics.

We’ll be looking for you to bring your expertise, enthusiasm and energy to the sprints!  

Want to receive updates on our summer and fall opportunities?  Let us know you’re interested by providing your contact information.

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On demand: Official Hackathon kickoff

If you missed our launch party, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.

Hear a fascinating conversation between Angela Bee Chan, CEO of Hackathons International, and Marinela Profi, Product Marketing Manager at SAS, as they explore the scope of collaboration and how the Hackathon is more than just a competition.

Other highlights include:

  • SAS Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Bryan Harris shared what this one-of-a-kind global hackathon is all about and how we can use analytics, AI and open source for social good in new and creative ways.

  • Get helpful tips from Hackathon producers Einar Halvorsen and Peter Lundqvist of SAS. Their insights from past events gave participants an edge and help improve their chances for success.
  • Meet the mentors. We assembled the most experienced SAS data scientists from around the world. They are experts in developing solutions in multiple languages and deploying at scale. Ten of our professionals shared why they are thrilled to be mentors for this unique hackathon.

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