The big data industry sponsored the European Big Data Hackathon in a great example of collaboration between official statistics and the private sector. The sponsors provided:
- Free IT services and coaching on demand in order to support the teams.
- Members of an industry panel that voted on the presented results of the teams. The winners were chosen according to the evaluations of the statistical and the industry panels.
- The sponsors had the opportunity of supporting further development of applications presented at the hackathon.
Participants were encouraged to consult the sponsor pages to take advantage of the services they offered:
Amazon Web Services: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/wikis/display/EstatBigData/Amazon+Web+Services