Machine Learning Data & Design Hackathon

Organized by Casecomps
John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, Chicago
Nov 9th 2019
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Interested in building real-world skills in machine learning, design thinking, business strategy, and data analysis while working with a cross-functional team?

Casecomps is hosting a full day, immersive hackathon to teach holistic, real-life problem-solving skills through hands-on experience. This event is in partnership with Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and ML @ IIT. Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.

About the Organizers: Casecomps is a local Chicago startup focused on connecting professionals to employers through fun, creative challenges. ML @ IIT is IIT’s premier student organization for machine learning. 

What You’ll Do: Work as a software developer, service designer, data scientist, or business strategist with a team of 4 to 5 passionate individuals to solve a real business challenge using machine learning concepts. Teams will have access to the below tools as they crack the case:

An in-depth business case outlining a real challenge a to-be-determined company in Chicago is facing. 

Interviews with SMEs in the relevant field.

Curated quantitative data.

An exclusive design thinking workshop to facilitate ideation.

Personal mentorship from Accenture consultant Michael Kokot and Wavicle Data Solutions design strategist Niharika Gupta to help guide your team and offer feedback on ideas

Feedback from Ernst and Young representatives.

Who Should Join: This competition is geared towards individuals interested in exploring what it would be like to play a data science, designer, or business strategist role in a real business setting. Specifically, this competition is a great learning opportunity for those interested in building a new skillset to honing existing skills. The competition is built around standard work schedules so that both employed and job searching professionals can participate, as well and undergraduate and graduate students. 

How to Register: Register via this Eventbrite by EOD Friday, November 8th to participate. Participants can register as a team or find a team the day of the event.  

Schedule of Events: The agenda for the day can be found below:

11am to 11:30am: Competition check-in and networking

11:30am to noon: Challenge release and team assignments

Noon to 1pm: Lunch with teams

1pm to 3pm: Design thinking session to facilitate ideation 

3pm to 5pm: Building out solutions

5pm to 6pm: Presentations and awards 

Prizes: To expand team members’ network and knowledge of the Chicago startup ecosystem, winning teams will be invited to tour mHub or 1871 with the founder of Casecomps.

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