In addition to participating in a variety of hackathon, I’ve helped organize the Cleanweb Berkeley hackathon twice. From my experience on both sides of the judging stand, I have a few thoughts on what makes a good hackathon- and it’s more than just big prizes or awesome prompts. » Read More
I help organize Cleanweb Berkeley, a student group on-campus that raises awareness of cleantech careers for data scientists, and facilitates research dealing with data and energy/electricity systems.
Over the years, we’ve tried a number of different formats; here are a few of the lessons we’ve learned:
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Blockchains are difficult to understand, harder to implement, and yet have generated billion-dollar markets. This inscrutable success has given them the perception of having magical powers, and VCs have poured millions of dollars into the space in the hope of finding the right engineers who understand the technology and problem enough to create the killer blockchain app. » Read More
I had the opportunity to participate in a Datathon this Friday, organized by Correlation One for Citadel Asset Management (and Citadel Securities). It was an incredible 8-hour sprint of data science and statistics, and -though I can still hardly believe it- our team walked away with first place, » Read More