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SAS Hackathon

Where Your Curiosity Leads to Innovation

SAS Hackathon 2023 Awards Ceremony

And the finalists are… we know you’re on the edge of your seat waiting to hear the results of the SAS Hackathon! Our distinguished panel of judges have evaluated business cases and selected teams from every track with the most impressive hacks.

The hackathon brought together global teams to collaborate March 15 – April 12 using SAS® open source on Microsoft Azure to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Now it’s time to find out which teams are the top contenders. Awards will be announced for nine sub-industries, nine technologies and additional categories, and three regions.

You’ll hear:

  •  Hackathon highlights.
  •  A SAS executive reflects on what teams have accomplished during the four-week hack.
  •  Which teams won!


Join us June 1

9 a.m. ET | 3 p.m. CET | 7:30 p.m. IST | 10 p.m. SGT

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Decoding real-world problems with data

Past participants in our global hackathon delivered solutions to real-world problems using AI and analytics. See what teams built together and learn more about these outstanding projects.

A unique format for big innovations

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.

Let your curiosity lead the way from idea generation to developing new technologies or solutions that could change our daily lives! We have 10 tracks to choose from.

Top six reasons you should participate

Collaborate with fellow coders

Everyone – from experienced data scientists to novice technologists to partners and SAS experts – will be using open source on SAS® Viya in the cloud.

Tackle a real-world challenge

Focus on a business or humanitarian issue that is meaningful to you and your team.

Develop your application for the marketplace

There may be an opportunity to commercialize your ideas with SAS.

Get free enablement resources

Take advantage of coaching on AI, cloud environments and industries with training courses and virtual learning labs.

Extend your professional network

Our SAS Hacker's Hub connects you with local and global innovators.

Learn from and partner with industry leaders

Our distinguished mentor program provides guidance and support to teams.

Need more reasons to join? Read the blog.

Engage with data enthusiasts

A community just for you

Collaborate with fellow hackers

Visit (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.