Hackathon

October 6th, 2 PM EST – October 8th, 2 PM EST

Team Registration and Project Submission

Please register your team by 6th October at 2 PM ET.

Join the #hackathon channel on the NLP Summit’s Slack channel to contact the organizers during the hackathon.

Mission

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to put natural language technology to good use within 48 hours. Projects will be judged on technical innovation, design innovation, and social impact.

The hackathon is open to globally – anyone in the world is welcome to participate, alone or as part of a team. You’re welcome to use any NLP, NLU, deep learning, transfer learning, reinforcement learning, or other software library you find useful. You’re more than welcome to learn new tools, explore new datasets, and make new friends.

Resources

You can build using any software library or tools, whether open-source or commercial.

All the datasets from the Frictionless Data Market – Healthcare, Life Science, and Medical Terminology – are available to you for free. Just ask for a license key on Slack.

The #NLPSummit channel on Slack is the place to find people and ask your questions.

Tracks

COVID-19 Impact

Build a project or solution that aids in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthcare Impact

Build a product or solution that can be used to help patients get better or doctors be more effective.

w

Social Impact

Build a project or solution that can have a positive social impact.

Rules

1. Projects must not be started prior to the hackathon start date.

2. All projects must follow one of the three tracks listed above.

3. All projects must leverage intelligent NLP technology in some capacity.

4. Projects must include working software.

5. Projects must also include a 1.5 to 3 minute video that shows the software running and explains the project’s benefits.

6. Submissions will be done using an online form that will be shared after the hackathon starts.

Judges

Armaan Gupta
Armaan Gupta

CEO at Kreative

Maziyar Panahi
Maziyar Panahi

Spark NLP Lead at John Snow Labs

Ida Lucente
Ida Lucente

Head of Marketing & Data Philanthropy at John Snow Labs

FAQ’s

When does the hackathon start and end?
It runs from October 6th, 2 PM EST  to October 8th, 2 PM EST.

When will winners be announced?
During the last talk on Day 4.

How do I submit my project for judging? 
Submit by filling in a Google Form that will be shared once the hackathon starts.

How do I contact the organizers during the hackathon?
On the NLP Summit’s Slack channel in the #hackathon channel.

How much does the event cost?
Nothing. This hackathon is free for everyone.

How do I register?
Register here for free to the NLP Summit.

Who is allowed to participate?
Everyone from students to industry professionals, anywhere in the world, is allowed to enter.

Do I need to have a team to join?
No. You can participate alone, or find a team once the event starts.

How large can teams be?
Teams can have up to 4 people.

What if my project doesn’t follow one of the listed tracks?
Go for it. Wow the judges and make your unique project impossible to ignore. Or just have fun building what you really want to.

What if I have more questions?
If you have anyone more questions, contact nlpsummit@johnsnowlabs.com

Prizes

These are the three grand prizes for overall first, second, and third best project:

For Third Place:

  • A $500 cash prize.

For Second Place:

  • Free annual subscription to Spark NLP for Healthcare and the Frictionless Data Market.
  • A $1,000 cash prize.

For First Place:

  • A guaranteed internship with John Snow Labs, or another sponsoring company.
  • A $1,500 cash prize.

In addition, there will be three more prizes of $250 for the winning team in each of the 3 tracks:

  • COVID-19 Impact
  • Healthcare Impact
  • Social Impact

 On top of that – each of the six winning teams will be featured in social media & online posts, showcasing what you’ve built and recognizing the achievement publicly. Beyond the all-important bragging rights, it’s another way to leverage this event for career growth.

Team Registration and Project Submission

Please register your team by 6th October at 2 PM ET.

Join the #hackathon channel on the NLP Summit’s Slack channel to contact the organizers during the hackathon.

When

Sessions: October 6 – 9
Trainings: October 13 – 16

Contact

nlpsummit@johnsnowlabs.com

Presented by

When

Sessions: October 6 – 9
Trainings: October 13 – 16

Contact

nlpsummit@johnsnowlabs.com

Presented by