MIIA - Deep Learning Hackathon

Sat Sep 16, 09:00 - Sat Sep 16, 20:30


Deep Learning Hackathon on Saturday, 16 September 2017 @ The DIZ, 111 Smit Street, Johannesburg from 9am-8:30pm

Sponsors: IBM, Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa, Cortex Logic

Venue: The DIZ, 3rd Floor, 111 Smit Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg (corner of Smit and Eendracht street). Parking on Juta and Eendracht street.


Challenge: Computer Vision problem - having a closer look at data related to a major problem affecting transport in South Africa and costing the country in the order hundreds of millions of Rands...

Announcement of Challenge: The computer vision challenge will be revealed at MIIA Event on the 15th of September at the same venue as the hackathon (Quicket: http://qkt.io/UVUo5S; Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Machine-Intelligence-Institute-of-Africa-Jhb-Pta/events/242325146/). We'll also post this on the MIIA website (Events page:http://machineintelligenceafrica.org/activities/events/

9am-5pm: Working on Challenge

  • 9-9:10am: Kick-off and formation of teams (can also be individual participants)
  • 1pm: Lunch
  • 5pm: Participants must submit predictions on test set

5-6pm: Working on Presentations

  • 18:30: Drinks, snacks + working on presentations

7-7:15pm: MIIA, Introductions to Panel of Judges and Sponsors

  • 7-7:05pm: MIIA
  • 7:05-7:10pm: Introduction to panel of judges
  • 7:10-7:15pm:  IBM as main sponsor

7:15-8:15pm: Team/participant presentations

  • We aim for maximum of 2 minutes per team/participant presentation

8:15-8:30pm: Presentation of Prizes:

  • Judges present prizes:
    • for most accurate models
    • for best presentation (fun prize)

Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Machine-Intelligence-Institute-of-Africa-Jhb-Pta/events/242325280/
MIIA Events page:  http://machineintelligenceafrica.org/activities/events/

Additional information

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