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OBDD Hackathon


In the early years, Big Data was discarded as yet another fad. Today, Big data has gone from buzzword to business necessity. However, Big data analytics has always startled Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) because of the inability of SMEs to fund it. Now, there are many cloud services that enable you to create your own analytics and allow you to scale up your requirement or stop the service when your project is complete, keeping control over the cost. We believe that it is the right time for SMEs to exploit the power of Big Data Analytics. So, join OBDD Hackathon to empower SMEs with Big Data Analytics.

This year’s Oslo Big Data Day will feature a 48 hours hackathon event with the theme “Democratizing Big Data Analytics for SMEs”. Full up the participation form here. Program agenda is available below.

The winning team will pitch in front of real life investors during the Oslo Big Data Day on March 19 at BI Norwegian Business School and the team will be offered to start a full-fledged company. 


Practicial Information

Who can participate?

  • Full stack and front-end developers
  • UX Designers
  • Business Analysts and Data Scientists
  • System Architects
  • Go-to-market strategists
  • AI and Machine Learning experts
  • Anyone with domain knowledge in Management, Finance and Marketing

Why you should participate?

  • to show case your skills
  • to find a network of peers who you can share best practices with
  •  to learn how to work quickly with more precision
  •  to learn how to create a project from scratch

Date and time: Friday,  March 15 (17:00) - Sunday, March 17 (20:00)
Venue: Pier X Venture Hub (Bryggegata 3)
Foods and drinks: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner will be provided

Bring your: 

  • Laptop
  • Chargers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Business Card (if you have)


Team Formation:
Once all ideas are presented, all the participants will get a chance to choose their favourite idea. For an idea to move to next round, there should be at least:

  • a back end developer
  • a UX designer
  • a Business developer and 
  • a front-end developer

If an idea does not get sufficient people, the idea will be dumped and those people and the remaining people may choose another idea or put themselves with other team. A team can have maximum of 8 people.

Once you have a complete team, your team will be given a room to work from and you can start working immediately. There will be mentors from different background throughout the weekend to help you with your project.


Program Agenda

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