SAS Hackathon

Where Your Curiosity Leads to Innovation

The next big innovation awaits in 2024

Ready to invent something that could change our daily lives, how we do business or approach humanitarian causes? This is your chance to work on real-life problems – and develop a viable, innovative solution for the marketplace or improve our world.

You will have access to a cloud environment on SAS® Viya®, a faster, more productive AI and analytics platform that enables collaboration, on Microsoft Azure. There’s no cost to participate.  

Interested? Complete the interest form and we’ll notify you when it’s time to register for the 2024 SAS Hackathon.

4 reasons to join us in 2024

Amazing things can happen when people from different regions, with diverse backgrounds and skill levels, work together. These brilliant minds will invent something new. Because when curious minds collaborate, the world wins.

Top four reasons you should participate:

  1. Collaborate with problem-solvers
    Everyone – from experienced data scientists to technologists to partners and SAS experts – unite to invent something new.

  2. Open to any and every language
    Everyone has a preferred language when it comes to their work. You focus on solving problems, not integrating the tech.

  3. Get free enablement resources
    Take advantage of learning resources valued at more than $6,000, unparalleled guidance from mentors and hands-on experience.

  4. Develop your application
    There may be an opportunity to commercialize your ideas with SAS. Teams own their intellectual property.

2023 hack complete!

The hackathon garnered tremendous interest and participation from the brightest data scientists and technology enthusiasts worldwide. Learn about the diverse topics and industries represented. Discover the real-world challenges previous SAS Hackathon participants tackled. Check out inspiring stories of innovation in action. See which teams won top honors.

An extraordinary experience

Of participants would recommend the SAS® Viya® Platform.

Would participate in future SAS Hackathons.

Of participants would use SAS in the cloud.

Would include SAS in their software suite.

Traditional in-person hackathons gather coders for a few days. But the SAS Hackathon? It’s different.

We believe ideas need to be nurtured. Participants collaborate online for a month, enhancing their data science skills under the guidance of a SAS mentor with industry expertise. The SAS Hackathon isn’t a one-time event – it’s a sprint within a marathon that spans several months.

Overall winner to be revealed at SAS Explore

The SAS Hackathon 2023 will culminate at our largest event for technologists – SAS Explore. If you want to know which team gets top bragging rights, join us for this live, in-person conference in Las Vegas Sept. 11-14. Learn more and register.

Engage with data enthusiasts

A community just for you

Collaborate with fellow hackers

Visit communities.sas.com (set up a profile) then subscribe to Hacker’s Hub, a special community designed for the hackathon. You’ll see teams and mentors working together, and the collaboration that comes from tackling problems worth solving.

Get social

Intrigue people and get them excited about your ideas and project

LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram are great places to share and join in the conversation about the SAS Hackathon. Be sure to use our hashtag #SASHackathon.

FAQ & resources

Have questions about the SAS Hackathon or the registration process?
Look at the FAQs on the SAS Hacker's Hub.