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  • 20 March 2021 09:00 AM      21 March 2021 12:00 AM

    Project:Hack8 is the leading community event for helping to transform how we deliver projects via data. Get involved and make a difference.
    About this Event
    Welcome to Project:Hack 8 - our 8th Project Data Analytics Hackathon!
    £5000 worth of prizes!
    COVID-19 Compliant - fully online
    If you would like to help shape how projects are delivered in the future, then Project:Hack will give you the opportunity to work with and influence major players in industry who share this bold vision and passion. Data Science is transforming how projects are delivered, it can save billions for society, improve certainty in outcomes and change the face of the project management profession forever.
    Project:Hack Aims:
    Explore methods and tools to transform how insights and value can be extracted from project data. Ranging from risk and schedule data through to on site presence of personnel.
    Enable delivery professionals to understand the predisposition of projects to specific challenges, to predict them arising and take action to avoid the avoidable.
    Ignite the professional imagination on what can be achieved and shape the future of project delivery.
    We will be running a series of masterclasses from industry experts, based around the challenges set on the Wednesday before the Hack. They will target some of the key skills in project delivery and will be tailored to suit a range of skills and expertise.
    The brief for Project:Hack8 is to deliver innovative solutions around project delivery themes. Challenges have been devised to suit different skillsets and levels of expertise (masterclasses will be based around these). Further information regarding the challenges will be announced nearer the time.
    For a taster of what we got up to at Project:Hack8 plus the presentations, videos and blogs click here.
    For the latest news follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook using #projecthack.
    Let’s get started!
    We'll start the weekend by introducing the challenges and the data sets. You'll then have the opportunity to pitch your idea to the crowd to invite team members, or join a team whose idea you want to work on. The remainder of the weekend will be spent developing the concepts, interrogating the data, building proof of concepts and delivering a solid pitch to support it. Finally, you'll get the opportunity to present to industry experts who will judge your proposal. In the COVID-19 meltdown we won't be able to award prizes, but you will be able to bask in the glory associated with shaping the future of project management.
    Happy to support you!
    There will be online support. Data scientists, PowerBI experts and subject matter experts will help you with technical queries and mentors will guide you towards the perfect pitch. Computer science students are also welcome.It promises to be a great couple of days with food, drinks, ideas and bucket loads of fun.
    The only requirement is to come with a lot of bright ideas and enthusiasm!
    We have space for a couple of hundred people, so please spread the word.
    We had 250 people signed up to the last event and 106 people at the hack. In order to ensure that people only book who intend to come to the event, we will be charging a fee. All ticket proceeds, less VAT and platform fees, will be donated to Cancer Research. Please note that platform fees are non-refundable (Eventbrite policy).
    We are seeking sponsors for this event. Please get in touch if you are interested in supporting it.
    What do I need to bring to the event?
    Your laptop, access to any software that you are likely to need and bucket loads of enthusiasm.
    Am I guaranteed a place?
    We'll do our best to accommodate everyone.
    How will my ideas be managed?
    Your ideas belong to you. Its your intellectual property. But we encourage all attendees to share their code for the benefit of the community wherever possible. We will load all solutions onto the community portal unless you advise us otherwise.
    How will my personal data be used?
    Purely for the administration of this event, future events and any agreed follow up actions. It will not be used for any other purposes.
    Is everything online?
    What is the photo policy?
    A key part of the hack is to build momentum across the community and inspire people. We would like to screen shots and videos of Zoom for social media and videos. But if you would prefer not to be involved then please let us know.

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    28 April 2021, 05:30 PM    07:00 PM
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    12 May 2021, 05:30 PM    07:00 PM
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