The countdown for the Berlin TechCrunch Disrupt Hack is getting decrease, with solely 2 days to go! We’ve launched the final batch of hacker tickets to get yours now so you may be part of the enjoyable! When you’re not a hacker however wish to see the enjoyable 60 second pitches on Sunday, you can too get your spectator tickets now!
We shall be your hosts for the occasion; Marily Nika and Claire Donoghue. Like a lot of you, we bonded on our love of hacking code! We met at a hackathon in 2013, the place Marily was organising and Claire’s staff received a prize for the hack. Check out our bios on the backside of this text to study a bit of extra about us – we’re very excited to fulfill you and to see your hacks.
There are some superior prizes on supply. These will be present in particulars on the backside. To be in with an opportunity of successful, we’re searching for attention-grabbing functions of blockchain, IoT, machine studying on actual world issues equivalent to level of sale, provide chain and e-commerce!
Marily relies in San Francisco and at the moment works for Google’s Speech staff whereas additionally being an entrepreneur, creating her personal AI EdTech app. Previously, she interned at Fb and labored as a Product Supervisor for a London-based startup. Marily accomplished a PhD in Predictive Analytics in London the place she explored to what diploma epidemiological fashions may give us insights about movies going viral. Marily loves new tech and recent concepts, she participated in 30 hackathons updated, MC’ed London’s TechCrunch Disrupt Hack 2016, judged 2 Disrupt Hacks, has given three TEDx talks and obtained worldwide recognition for empowering the #womenintech group (together with the Girls in Science and Engineering – WISE Affect Award 2015). You will discover Marily on Twitter @marilynika.
Claire Donoghue is working for 3M in R&D the place she is pursuing her analysis pursuits in laptop imaginative and prescient. Previous to this she accomplished her PhD in laptop imaginative and prescient and machine studying at Imperial Faculty London. Pc imaginative and prescient is a category of algorithms which teaches machines to interpret pictures and supply insights. Her PhD mission focussed on diagnosing ailments from medical pictures equivalent to MRI. Claire received round ten prizes for her analysis contributions, with essentially the most prestigious awarded by RAEng on the UK homes of parliament. Claire has additionally labored as a software program developer in a big funding financial institution, participated in lots of hackathons and co-MC’ed London’s TechCrunch Disrupt Hack 2016. She is keen about serving to to rising the participation of ladies in know-how.
As for the Prizes, listed here are our sponsored prizes:
Clover is gifting away a €3000 money prize to the perfect use of their Level of Sale system (card-present) and e-commerce (card-not-present) options. Enhance service provider productiveness by constructing on prime of a mess of information equivalent to funds, orders, stock, workers, and others. Deal with funds just by plugging into our totally featured, but easy fee answer. Entry a whole lot of hundreds of retailers throughout the globe utilizing our open APIs.
Daimler AG has received 2 challenges:
Problem 1: Fusing IoT and Blockchain: Daimler Fleetboard is searching for inventive concepts to deliver transparency to the availability chain whereas digitising the handovers amongst the totally different stakeholders. Invent subsequent gen observe and hint options and/or conditional actions primarily based on time and high quality of the supply (Good Contracts).
Problem 2: Parking dataset is offered and the objective is to make use of statistical or machine studying fashions in an effort to draw inferences that would present helpful insights equivalent to parking heatmaps/restriction maps and so forth
Finest use of Esri ArcGIS mapping know-how wins $5,000 prize ($2500 money, plus $2500 ArcGIS On-line subscription). Signal-up for a free developer account at http://builders.arcgis.com, enter voucher, DISRUPTEU17 for 1000 credit.
Deutsche Financial institution:
Deutsche Financial institution invitations hackers to construct a service (app or software program) utilizing their API Merchandise, primarily based round a subject of your curiosity. It’s best to purpose so as to add worth at each ends of the client relationship. Assist companies to know prospects to allow them to develop whereas lowering threat. Give prospects a handy and safe expertise with extra information privateness, in order that they’re glad to make use of the service. Construct an utility that makes use of not less than one in every of our API Merchandise and improves each ends of the client relationship. The very best concept wins €5,000 and we’ll additionally give away 1x BOSE noise cancelling Bluetooth Headphones for finest bug reporter.
We are able to’t wait to fulfill you, come say hello to us!!!