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Data Science Platform Iguazio’s MLOps for Good Virtual Hackathon

Data Scientists, Data Engineers and MLOps Practitioners called upon to bring data science to production for immediate social impact

Iguazio, the Data Science Platform built for production, today announced its first ever global virtual hackathon, which is starting today and will take place until June 29th, 2021. With a mission to foster projects that can immediately impact real-world issues, Iguazio, partners Microsoft, MongoDB and sponsor Aztek seek individuals who want to bring data science to production to do good together. Teams can register to join the hackathon at

2020 has been a tough year. AI models that can tackle topics like improving healthcare, detecting fake news and making the web safer for children have the potential to create positive change in many areas, but unfortunately, bringing data science to production so that it can generate real-world impact is still a largely unsolved challenge. This hackathon calls out to data scientists, data engineers and MLOps practitioners who want to create real world impact now, by building not models but fully functional AI applications to generate immediate positive change.

Global challenges are defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and will serve as guidestars for the teams to focus on real-life social and environmental goals.

Submissions will be judged on solution innovation, commerciability & applicability, and ML operationalization / repeatability or the completeness of the functional ML pipeline, with additional points awarded for building real-time pipelines, creating the ability to retrain models, or incorporating multiple ML models.

The esteemed judging panel includes the following experts:

  • David Aronchick – Partner, Program Manager at Azure Innovations in the Office of the CTO, Microsoft
  • Orit Nissan-Messing – Co-Founder and VP Architecture, Iguazio
  • Greg Hayes – Data Science Director, Ecolab
  • Cecile Blilious – Head of Impact and Sustainability at Pitango Venture Capital
  • Nick Brown – Senior Data Scientist, IHS Markit
  • Anna Anisin – Founder, DataScience.Salon
  • Yaron Haviv – Co-Founder and CTO, Iguazio
  • Adi Hirschtein – VP Product, Iguazio

Community partners include the Toronto ML Society, Data Talks Club, AICamp Community, AI Infrastructure Alliance, Data Science Salon, Machine & Deep Learning Israel, Data Science Initiative, Open Data Science Conference, SF Big Analytics and JerusML.

“We see so much potential for change in the world, especially in times of pandemic when a new reality creates a massive need for immediate positive impact,” said Asaf Somekh, Co-Founder and CEO of Iguazio. “The data science community has tremendous talent and new innovative ideas; we want to channel this innovation to create real-world impact and make a difference for good. We are grateful to our judges, community partners, data scientists and engineers who will join us in using MLOps for Good”.

In addition to the gratification of working together to build solutions that will create positive change, the best projects deemed by the judges will be rewarded with various prizes. Participation guidelines, event details and link to registration can be found here. Winners will be announced on June 29th.

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