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Panel of judges’ criteria:

Is the solution innovative/original?
How about the usability / feasibility of the solution?
Is it a solution that will benefit the environment?
Does it create value for the future?
Will the concept be developed beyond the Datathon?

 

The Best Data Project - ISK 750.000

The goal of the best data project is to offer a complete solution to an environmental problem, where there is a clear connection to the data, as well as submitting code.
Teams shall utilize at least one data set of those available in the Datathon (open data from Iceland’s institutions and Government), but the probability of winning increases if more than one data set is used in the solution. 

Criteria:

Direct connection to the data sets available

Code submitted

Guidelines:

More than one of the data sets available is used in the solution

The team that wins the challenge will be awarded ISK 750.000.

 

Improved Solution - ISK 450.000

The goal of the Improved Solution challenge is to add to or improve an existing solution, with a clear connection to the data, as well as submitting code.
Teams shall utilize at least one data set of those available in the Datathon (open data from Iceland’s institutions and Government), but the probability of winning increases if more than one data set is used in the solution. 

Criteria:

Direct connection to the data sets available

Code submitted

Improvement / add-on of an existing solution

Guidelines:

More than one of the data sets available is used in the solution

The team that wins the challenge will be awarded ISK 450.000.

 

The Best Idea - ISK 200.000

In the Best Idea challenge, the goal is to come up with a solution to an environmental problem without the conditions of the other categories.

It can be based on existing or new ideas, as well as in data from those sets available in the Datathon (open data from Iceland’s institutions and Government).

There is no requirement for a direct connection to the data or for code to be submitted and therefore there are no direct conditions as in other categories.

However, the chances of winning can be increased the more datasets you utilize.

Guidelines:

More than one of the data sets available is used in the solution

The team that wins the challenge will be awarded ISK 200.000.

 

1. Team

- Participants of the Datathon cannot work alone and have to form a team of 2-5 people, participants who sign up for the Datathon on their own will be able to attend team building events in search for teammates. Pre-existing teams can of course sign up for the Datathon as well, but it is important to bear in mind that each teammate has to sign up individually through the Datathon website to qualify for the competition.

a. All teammates need to sign up here to be entitled to participate.
b. Each team must confirm the team, challenge and dataset no later than 20PM on Sunday August 16th.
c. Each team submits a written solution + video presentation to Gagnaþons DevPost page no later then 12PM wednesday August 19th.

2. Categories

- Participants of the Datathon are only allowed to turn in a solution to one of the three categories offered and the team’s final product must meet all of the categories criteria. 

3. New code

- Although contestants of the Datathon are welcome to bring in ideas they've already thought of or worked on to some extent, all codes and final products have to be developed during the Datathon. The organizers of the Datathon reserve the right to perform a "code review" of submitted solutions if there is suspicion of fraud.

4. Intellectual property

- Both participants and winners of the Datathon own the rights to their ideas and final products. The organizers of the Datathon will not claim any rights to any of the team’s intellectual property. 

5. Submission of final product

- Participants need to have turned in their final products before 12 pm on the 19th of August. If a submission is made after that time or not at all the team is disqualified from the Datathon.

6. Datasets -

Participants have to incorporate at least one of the datasets made available on the Datathons website. Participants need to clearly reference the datasets they use whilst following the laws and guidelines surrounding the reuse of public information, which can be read about here and here. If any questions arise surrounding the validity of a dataset please contact one of the Datathon's organizers no later than the 16th of August before 8 pm. 

7. Respect

- All participants, mentors, organizers or anyone involved with the Datathon will treat others with respect and follow the Datathons code of conduct which can be found here