The theme for the app is "My Personal Risk Advisor". It must incorporate at least one Watson cognitive component in the IBM Bluemix suite.

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Hacker participants will be given a common project theme to guide the app design and development over the weekend. Projects will be judged based on a common judging criteria.

The theme for the app is "My Personal Risk Advisor". It must incorporate at least one Watson cognitive component in the IBM Bluemix suite and should be a working app. The purpose of the app is to enable individuals or small business owners to assess their total risk profile and learn about various product offerings. Teams have the flexibility to decide which portions of the app they will develop most in depth to present to the judging panel.

Certain data sources (mainly open data sources) will be made available for participants in the following key risk categories:

 

Core hours for Rise NY facility will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will be open extended hours on Saturday until 9 p.m. The planned schedule is as follows. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

HACKATHON SCHEDULE: SATURDAY DECEMBER 5TH

8:30 a.m.

Doors Open, Registration

9:30 a.m.

Opening Presentations

10:30 a.m. Design Thinking

12:00 p.m.

Lunch - Coding Begins!

1:00 p.m.

Swiss Re "Expert" Office Hours

3:00 p.m.

IBM Expert Office Hours

5:00 p.m. How to pitch at a Hackathon?

6:00 p.m.

Dinner

8:00 p.m.

Evening Snack

9:00 p.m.

Facility closes

 

Hacking can continue all night!

   

HACKATHON SCHEDULE: SUNDAY DECEMBER 6TH

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Last minute hacking

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Presentations and Judging

5:30 p.m.

Awards

6:00 p.m.

Close

   

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Eligibility

Open to all coders/developers

Requirements

Hacker participants will be given a common project theme to guide the app design and development over the weekend. Projects will be judged based on a common judging criteria. (For judging criteria please see the "Rules" tab.)

The theme for the app is "My Personal Risk Advisor". It must incorporate at least one Watson cognitive component in the IBM Bluemix suite and should be a working app. The purpose of the app is to enable individuals or small business owners to assess their total risk profile and learn about various product offerings. Teams have the flexibility to decide which portions of the app they will develop most in depth to present to the judging panel.

Certain data sources (mainly open data sources) will be made available for participants in the following key risk categories:

My Personal Risk Advisor: (Individual)

  1. Health
  2. Mortality
  3. Mental health
  4. Crime
  5. Home
  6. Family
  7. Identity
  8. Retirement  
  9. Toys (e.g. cars, boats, motorcycles etc.)
  10. Wallet (financial security)

My Personal Risk Advisor: (Small Business)

  1. Building(s) or location
  2. Merchandise or services
  3. Business profits
  4. Employees
  5. Supply chain
  6. Data
  7. Financial wallet
  8. Fleet /vehicles
  9. Cyber network
  10. Intellectual property
  11. Natural disasters

Participants can choose to solely focus on the above categories and related data sources, but are also welcome to use their own creativity and sources to supplement or redefine the categories.

Additional details about the project will be communicated during the opening presentations.

Note: Ownership of the apps developed will remain with the development teams.

How to enter

Register for the Hackathon    Join us for a PRE-HACKATHON SESSION – FOR NEW YORK

Wednesday, December 2nd
Location: Virtual
Hosted via IBM WebEx
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
All developers, designers and entrepreneurs are invited to join the session.
Further general available Bluemix webinars are available in www.ibmcloudwebinars.com.

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Paul hately
Swiss Re