Nordic Hackathon in
SAS® Viya® 2019

Smarter Together in Real Life – Hackathon in SAS® Viya® 2019

In association with Intel, Azure and Esri Sverige

Competition Details

Do you have a talent for analyzing data, a passion and curiosity for discovering answers and a love for predicting outcomes that are hidden in the data? Would you like to get direct access to the SAS® Viya® in the Azure cloud?

SAS Nordic Partners in association with the Nordic User Group “Fans”, has arranged the competition “Smarter Together in Real Life” for our partners in partnership with customers and students. We would like to invite you to demonstrate the value of analysis, open data combined with SAS and open source. To use the power of Team work between different skill sets within your organization and your customers.

SAS provides the Viya® software in the Azure cloud for easy access. Add your creativity, skills and data, and build your showcase based on the following SAS software products: Visual analytics, visual statistics, visual data mining & machine learning, event stream processing, + Esri and open source to build your Smarter Together showcase!

SAS Fans will enable your team before the actual competition starts. In webinars you will meet the experts and be able to explore the product building blocks in the competition.

Important DatesOverview
2018-10-01 > 2018-12-01Open for registration. Click >here to register
2019-01-05 > 2019-01-31Enablement
SAS software products: Visual analytics, visual statistics, visual data mining & machine learning, Event stream processing, SAS and Open source. Social selling and prepare a video.
2019-02-01 > 2019-02-28HackInSAS competition starts in Azure environment
+Make your recordings 3min & 15min showcase presentation
2019-03-01 > 2019-03-Voting and announcement of winner and Hack Release Party
2019-04-28 > 2019-05-01Winner - SAS Global Forum Dallas


Partner (team-leader) is responsible for all engagement with SAS (single point of contact) Partners are responsible for the use-case, data and all team-members (incl. customer and students) Engage potential customers and students, will be handled through partners. The use-case must be “new for the SAS community” or set a new standard. (New ‘code’ algorithms must be produced).

How do we select the winning team?
The winner will be selected by an expert panel. All participating teams will record two showcase videos “15+3min” of their contribution, – Similar to a “TED talk and a live demo”. Videos will be uploaded and published on the external SAS Hackathon website. The team who can demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the power of analytics. Evaluation criteria: Value (business or common good), the “smartness” and usability in relation to the new analytical economy and the implementation of the analytical life cycle in Real-life.

The winner will be presented and showcased at SAS Nordic Forum. The winning team will receive a trip for two to SAS® Global Forum 2019 in Dallas in April, (including travel and accommodation, flight ticket from the Nordic, and 2 separate hotel room accommodation). If you are ready to take on the challenge register now! Seats are limited, so make sure to register as soon as possible!

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