We are Data Science at Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech's largest community of student data scientists.
Our vision is to foster passion in data science and create a positive
impact on the community. This passion inspired Hacklytics, our data-science
We encourage both experienced students and beginners to come together
and build something new and impactful, while having fun!
Hacklytics is Georgia Tech’s 24 hour datathon brought to you by Data Science at Georgia Tech! Our
theme for this year is "Change the World" with a focus on sustainability and growth. We hope to see
fun, impactful and insightful projects that seek to bring change to society.
A datathon is a specific type of hackathon that focuses on data science. While this may make them
seem constricted, we choose to approach them with the same idea as a normal hackathon, but applied
to data science: whatever data you want, whatever language you want, whichever APIs you want,
whatever ML/DL algorithm to analyze it you want. You can create visualizations, make a model, come
up with insights and anything you find impactful!
Hacklytics will be held from February 22nd-23rd 2020 in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building,
(266 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332).
We will evaluate your responses to our questions and interest in participating and making the
most of the datathon. (Don't worry - we won't be judging your writing skills!)
We will have mentors and volunteer forms up shortly. Keep an eye out for those!
Teams of up to 4 people are permitted. We will have a channel in Slack for other people who need
to find a team and we will allow for team-building time before the hacking begins.
Nothing at all! Hacklytics is free of cost for you to attend and we will be providing food and
Minors and non-students are not allowed to attend Hacklytics.
We have events and workshops as well as networking sessions planned out for you throughout the
day, so you have something to do while that model finishes training!
Not at all! We welcome students with varying skill levels, and we have workshops and sessions
planned for you to learn something. So whether you are a beginner or an experienced data scientist,
we will have something for you!
Any hacking gear you need (laptop, hardware, chargers, batteries, etc.), comfortable clothes,
toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, etc.), a photo ID for registration, a government ID
to rent hardware, and most importantly, yourself!
Unfortunately this year we will not be able to provide travel reimbursements to students.