DataHack Participants are invited to build an app or solve a problem based around making Ireland's cities smart. Two separate programming competitions – a Datathon and a Hackathon - will take place on November 18th in AIB Bankcentre, Ballsbridge. Students will have the chance to show their technical abilities in a fun and friendly environment, with activities, music, food and spot prizes on the day. Last year, 94 teams comprising 188 students from over 50 different Universities and Institutes of Technology took part over 12 hours.
The winning team from each competition will take home €2,000 each while the second placed teams will win €1,000.
AIB has partnered with Sustainable Nation and Smart Dublin to help set
the Datathon and Hackathon challenges. They will also participate in the
judging process. This year, for the first time, AIB is also running a
pilot Webathon competition for second level students. Twenty students
from schools around Ireland will take part in this 5 hour competition to
build a great website around the theme of Smart Cities.
AIB recruits up to 200 students from colleges across the island of
Ireland across areas like computer science, maths, physics and data
analytics. The DataHack gives the next generation a chance to show their
Click on the following image for more details and how to register for this event.