Use Data Science to Solve Big Social Problems
Bayes Impact is a Y Combinator-backed nonprofit that brings data science solutions to big social problems. We run a 12-month full-time fellowship for leading data scientists and work with civic and nonprofit organizations such as the Gates Foundation and the White House.
Co-hosted by Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures and Joe Lonsdale’s Formation 8, we’re inviting 150+ leading data scientists, engineers, and designers to join us for a 24-hour hackathon to create data-driven solutions for social problems being tackled by some of the most impactful organizations in the world. The winning hack will become a Bayes Impact project, staffed with full-time data scientists and engineers who will work with our partners to bring the hack to life.
Grand Prize - The Day of Awesome
The winning team will get a Day of Awesome. This entails sitting down for coffee with Alexis Ohanian (Cofounder of Reddit), grabbing lunch with Jerry Yang (Cofounder of Yahoo!), and getting dinner with Joe Lonsdale (Cofounder of Palantir) at his house!
First Runner Up -The Sweetness
Our first runner up will get a sit-down coffee meeting with Pejman Nozad, a legendary angel investor in Silicon Valley. On top of that, the first runner up team will win a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone!
Second Runner Up - The Vision
Our second runner up team will win two Oculus Rift DK2s.
Department of Labor Challenge
Sit down meeting with Department of Labor federal technology leaders at the White House and lunch at 18F
One week of coworking space at Donors Choose HQ and lunch with the Donors Choose data science team.
High Point Police Department - Team Justice League
Private tour of United Nations HQ given by the Chief Knowledge Exchange Officer of UNICEF
Participants must apply at www.bayesimpact.org/hack. Participants will be notified if they have received an invitation to compete.
All teams must be properly registered through ChallengePost by the submission deadline on Sunday, November 16th to be considered for judging.
How to enter
Apply online on our website. We will consider all applications received before our deadline, at 11:59 PM on October 31st, 2014.
Cofounder of Palantir and Founder of Formation 8
Founder and CEO of Eventbrite
Former EVP of Yahoo! and Founder of Morado Ventures
Former VP of Engineering at Twitter and Partner at KPCB
Founder of Revel Touch and Cofounder of Pejman Mar Ventures
Head of Product Insights at Uber
Founder of Chartio and Investor at Amplify Partners
Principal at AME Cloud Ventures
Former Managing Director at Microsoft and Cofounder of Merus Capital