How It Works
From start to finish
This isn't a one-time event like traditional hackathons. It’s a sprint within a marathon that spans several months. Just like marathons, the SAS Hackathon goes through several phases.
The ah-ha moment! You have an innovative idea about how to solve a specific business challenge or humanitarian issue.
Problem-solvers from around the world come together to form teams of two to 10 members.
All team members are registered and have a profile on the SAS Hacker’s Hub.
Teams must have a novel approach to tackling a real-world problem and a clear industry-specific business case.
Prepare and train
Excitement abounds! You have the data for your team’s business case – and own the IP.
A cloud environment is set up for your team. This is where the hack happens.
Enablement resources are available. You have access to a wide variety of courses and virtual learning labs as well as SAS Hacker’s Hub.
Your mentor is ready to help and guide you through the journey – also they’re your biggest cheerleader.
Ready, set, go
Now the hack is on! Teams have a month to create a solution.
Get hands-on with the latest technology from SAS® Viya® and open source on Microsoft Azure.
Build your business case. Be sure to save your work. The cloud environment will be deleted after the hack.
Tell a compelling story. Teams create two videos – a three-minute pitch and an eight-minute presentation for judging.
Upload your videos on the SAS Hacker’s Hub and SAS Hackathon SharePoint site.
Get social and share your hack. Consider posting your short video. This is a phenomenal way to inspire others.
A jury comprised of technology and industry experts evaluates submissions by looking at seven key areas.
Now, the waiting game. The judging process takes a few weeks.
A virtual celebration of the amazing hacks. Winners will be announced at the virtual awards ceremony.
Winning teams are notified.
Bragging rights earned. Tell your network about you’re the solution your team invented.
Apply your application in the real world – at your organization or consider commercialization.