Eurostat is organising the third round of the European Big Data Hackathon from 26 February – 5 March 2021 as a fully virtual event. The purpose of this year’s edition of the hackathon is to foster expertise in using Big Data sources while producing innovative ideas for products and tools in the domain of international trade networks in support of the European Commission policy DGs.
Eurostat is providing several data sets, including “balanced global trade in goods” and COMEXT, which should be combined and analysed applying network functionality.
The European Big Data Hackathon is organised by the European Commission (Eurostat) and gathers teams from all over Europe to compete for a statistical challenge. The teams develop innovative approaches, applications and data products combining official statistics and big data that can inform policy makers in pressing policy questions facing Europe.
Please, address any further question regarding logistics and procedures of the hackathon to our functional mailbox: ESTAT-EU-BD-HACKATHON@ec.europa.eu
The Hackathon will take off on 26 February 2021 with the announcement of the challenge and will terminate on 5 March 2021 when the teams present their solutions. The winners will be awarded at the first day of the NTTS 2021, where they have the opportunity to present their solutions more in detail.
Participation in the Hackathon
22 teams of three members from National Statistical Institutes and universities participating in the EMOS network have registered for the event.