Microsoft OpenHack: A Deep Dive Into Machine Learning
Cloudreach Cloud Systems Developer, Sebastian Bühnemann, recently discovered how hackathons help you to come to grips with a new subject when he took part in Microsoft’s machine learning themed OpenHack event. Having worked with big data and machine learning for a year on a high level I was always keen on getting my hands […]
Two Blocks Away is Heading to re:Invent!
An idea conceived during a Coudreach hackathon will now be one of the main features on our booth at this year’s AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. Are you ready to accept the Two Blocks Away challenge? Visitors to booth 424 at AWS re:Invent 2018 will have the opportunity to try out a unique, interactive puzzle […]
Motivating more Londoners to be active at the Active Travel Hackathon 2018
In this post, I share with great pleasure my experience of winning the Active Travel Hackathon 2018 on 12-13th June. The 2-day event was sponsored by Cloudreach, in partnership with Transport for London, AWS and Met Office. The hackathon challenge The aim of this hackathon was to come up with solutions that encourage Londoners […]
Cloudreachers crank up the creativity for .create(v=5.0)
This year marked our fifth .create() hackathon, and it’s been a fiercely competitive event with a total of 7 teams battling it out. The brief was to develop something eye-catching that showcases technical ingenuity and demonstrates the power of AWS using one or more innovative technologies e.g. data engineering, IoT, AI, Machine Learning. With the prize […]
Spot Donation Service
In Dan’s recent blog post he asked “Attending a Hackathon when you cannot hack, how bad could it be?”. Not bad at all, it turns out. The aspirationally named Team Victory rose to the challenge, and won the .create(v=2.0) Cloudreach hackathon with an idea aptly titled Spot Donation Service. In this blog post, we will […]
Attending a Hackathon when you cannot hack, how bad could it be?
On the 22nd April I took part in a Cloudreach Hackathon called .create() (for more details read the blog about it here). So what is .create()? It is basically a 48 hour hackathon where teams of up to 3 people work to try and create something new. Each hackathon has specific rules; usually about using […]