Date & Time

Start: 6pm on Friday, November 10th
End: 6pm on Saturday, November 11th

Location

Red Ventures
1101 Red Ventures Dr,
Fort Mill, SC 29707

Data Science for Improving Charlotte

The Queen City Hackathon was Charlotte's first data science and machine learning hackathon, organized for those who believe in the power of data analytics in improving the lives of people in the city. 

The Goal

Charlotte is an awesome city to live in, but like every city, it comes with challenges- skyrocketing housing prices, a lack of economic mobility, rush-hour gridlock, rising crime rates, and more. We believe Charlotte's robust tech community can help lead the effort to improve life in the city by using data science and machine learning.

This Hackathon was open to all, and had data science and engineering mentors on-hand to lend advice to teams.

What Participants Did

  • Chose a dataset related to improvement in Charlotte

  • Trained a machine learning model

  • Built an engineering solution that allowed a user to interact with the model or
    enabled the model to serve decisions to an application