over 1 year ago

Thanks + Hackathon survey on STEM team performance

Hi fellow data hackers,

Well, the final sessions of the Spark + AI Summit will begin in 2 minutes, but the content and learnings will live on forever.

Thanks so much to everyone who attended and especially those that participated in this hackathon.  We hope that you've ended your week a little more enriched than you ended last week.

Supporting social good and education are both very important to Datbricks.  You may have seen the recent launch of the Databricks University Alliance. In my final message to this group, I wanted to share a survey from a professor at…

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over 1 year ago

And the winner is...

Hello Spark + AI Summit hackers,

The judges have weighed in, and we've shared the news in the Spark + AI Summit morning keynotes!  Join now and catch the announcement from earlier immediately following the keynotes, when it'll be available on demand.

Go to the Spark + AI Summit 2020 Hackathon for Social Good gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

First Place: "Taking it to the Streets" on the economic effects of expanding businesses into the streets during the COVID-19 crisis in Denver Colorado USA. Team from revgen. $20k donation will go…

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over 1 year ago

1 day left!

Hi there fellow data nerds,


The hackathon is over in a little more than 27 hours from now. Please make sure to wrap up your submissions and follow the rules with regards to length of the video, etc as featured on the website. 


Looking forward to seeing all your great work and announcing the winners at Summit!




over 1 year ago

Final call for submissions

There are only 3 days left to complete your submission for Spark + AI Summit 2020 Hackathon for Social Good .

over 1 year ago

Fixed: link to join Slack community/workspace

Apologies, I think I sent the wrong link yesterday to join the Slack.  Here's the correct link!

Join the Data Teams Unite - Hackathon Slack

Keep hacking, keep submitting!  Please remember to read the rules before submitting to ensure compliance (things like video length, including a link to the source in GitHub, use of technologies featured at the Spark + AI Summit).

We're really excited to see what you build!!

over 1 year ago

Only 9 more days to Submit!

Hi everyone,

We're coming down to the wire!  Only 9 more days to go.

We hope you and your teammates are coming up with some really innovative anayses and applications related to driving social change in your community, COVID-19 and climate change.

Please join the Slack if you have any questions.

The judging team is very excited to review your submissions, select winners and feature them in the upcoming Spark + AI Summit!


Ryan Boyd
Head of Developer Relations

over 1 year ago

Databricks Advisors are here to help!

Hey there Hackathon participants! 

With just under 25 days left to submit your projects, Databricks Advisors are here to help! We've added a slack channel called #advisor-office-hours so join there and ask your questions! An advisor will reach out as they're available. 

Join slack here

What is the role of an advisor? Advisors will help moderate slack by answering technical questions, give feedback on your ideas, and review notebooks, etc.

What is not the role of an advisor? Advisors will not build any part of a team’s project, or contribute work to a team’s submission. 

Advisors will be availble online…

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over 1 year ago

Join our hackathon slack to ask questions and find your team!

Hi Hackathon participants! 

We're so excited that you've decided to join us and we can't wait to see your projects. You have just over one month until the submission deadline. 

Join our slack 

We started a slack community! Ask questions, find teammates and connect with other people who are working on submitting projects just like you. 


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum or in our slack.


Karen & the Databricks DevRel Team