Hackathon

ML Hackathon: Plant Your Code gives you a unique opportunity to develop new machine learning solutions and discover the potential for their application in agriculture. Solve the crop classification task using satellite data, work with mentors from academia and industry and enjoy great prizes!

INTRO lecture:

Microsoft Development Center Serbia,
Španskih Boraca 1 (Ground Floor), Belgrade

HACKATHON:

Startit Center, Savska 5, Belgrade
Startit Center,  Miroslava Antića 2, Novi Sad

ML Hackathon: Plant Your Code

Rapid development of satellite technology enables us to track plants’ growth and conditions in high spatial and temporal resolution. This in turn creates opportunities to revolutionize agriculture. However, to fully unlock the value from such data we need state of the art analytical methods.

 

ML Hackathon: Plant Your Code, organized in partnership between DRAGON H2020 project coordinated by BioSense Institute and Microsoft Development Center Serbia and supported by Startit, aims to enhance links between the data science community and the agritech domain.

What is special about this hackathon?

From Friday to Sunday, teams working on two locations – Belgrade and Novi Sad – will have exactly 40 hours to solve the challenge they are given. Data that will be used include satellite data from European Space Agency, soil information from SoilGrids and ground truth on crops from BioSense Institute. Once the time is up, the winner will be the team whose solution for classifying crops has the greatest accuracy.

Mentors from the BioSense Institute and Microsoft Development Center Serbia will be supporting the teams during designated mentoring slots on both locations.

Top 10 performing teams are invited to submit their innovative idea/innovation created during the hackathon by using BioSense Incubator/Accelerator framework

Pool of Prizes

tickets for
ECAI 2020 conference
June 8-12, Spain
Tickets for
“Data Science Conference”,
November 17-18, Belgrade

visit to
Dutch Wageningen
University

3 GEO
PREMIUM
SUBSCRIPTIONS

3 tickets for
Brain Summit – AI & Cloud First Conference,
May 19 – 20th, Belgrade

DISCLAIMER: 1st ranked team will have the option of choosing first from the pool of prizes

Selection of participants will be done based on applications. Please, fill in your application carefully and thoroughly.

Organization team

BioSense – DRAGON

Ivana-Gadjanski
IVANA GADJANSKI

DRAGON Coordinator

Sanja-Brdar
SANJA BRDAR

DRAGON Senior Data Scientist

Lugonja
PREDRAG LUGONJA

DRAGON Data Scientist

Staša-Stojkov-Rošić
STAŠA STOJKOV

DRAGON Project Manager

Oliver-Novovic
Olivera Novović

DRAGON Dissemination Manager

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Jelena Ognjenov

DRAGON Designer

MDCS

Tadej-Kurepa
Tadej Kurepa

Community Manager

Irina Nisavic
Irina Nišavić

Event Manager

Vojin Pupavac

Program Manager

Damjan Dakic
Damjan Dakić

Data Scientist

Gavrilo Andric
Gavrilo Andrić

Data Scientist

Abi Gicic
Abi Gicić

Software Engineer

Logistics support:

Agenda

intro lectures
Hackathon
Hackathon-day 1
7pm Gathering in Startit centers
Finger food and welcome drinks
Task definition
Housekeeping notes
8pm Hackathon starts
Teams work on tasks
Mentoring sessions
10pm Dinner
2am Pizza
Refreshments & coffee/tea available 24/7
Hackathon-day 2
Hackathon in progress
Mentoring sessions throughout the day
9am Breakfast
1pm Lunch
7pm Dinner
2am Pizza
Refreshments & coffee/tea available 24/7
Hackathon-day 3
8am Breakfast
Teams work on tasks
Final Mentoring sessions
12pm End of hackathon
final submission for live scoring
1pm Lunch
2pm Awards ceremony
Hackathon
Hackathon-day 1
7pm Gathering in Startit centers
Finger food and welcome drinks
Task definition
Housekeeping notes
8pm Hackathon starts
Teams work on tasks
Mentoring sessions
10pm Dinner
2am Pizza
Refreshments & coffee/tea available 24/7
Hackathon-day 2
Hackathon in progress
Mentoring sessions throughout the day
9am Breakfast
1pm Lunch
7pm Dinner
2am Pizza
Refreshments & coffee/tea available 24/7
Hackathon-day 3
8am Breakfast
Teams work on tasks
Final Mentoring sessions
12pm End of hackathon
final submission for live scoring
1pm Lunch
2pm Awards ceremony

Terms & Conditions

All hackathon participants retain ownership of all intellectual property rights for methods developed and applied during the hackathon. Usage of provided data and end results will be subject of NDA agreement.


NDA agreement


Hackathon participants will need to sign the NDA agreement with BioSense.


Extended use of data after hackathon


BioSense shall continue to have ownership of the data sets and other information/data/materials provided to the hackathon participants by BioSense.

 

Participants shall have rights to the extended use of provided data for research purposes, in accordance with the research plan submitted to BioSense and by agreeing to inform BioSense of the research results arising from the hackathon data, if they intend to make publications based on such results/data.

 

In addition, hackathon participants from top 10 performing teams may submit their innovative idea/innovation created during the hackathon by using BioSense Incubator/Accelerator framework. In such a case the applicable terms and conditions for BioSense Incubator/Accelerator shall be applied.

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