The Garage48 Open & Big Data 2016 is starting to heat up at the Institute of Computer Science at University of Tartu. We are compiling a life feed for all data science enthusiasts, startups, Garage48 fans and our friends/families following the event from home. We are going to post exclusive content with inside photos, social media posts and will introduce you the amazing work that the participants will deliver in just 48 hours! If you are ready, then please see below...:)
All other teams can also join for the Ajujaht competition. The deadline is TODAY, so be quick: https://www.f6s.com/ajujaht2016-17/apply
*sad face* We are going to miss you guys so much!
Thank you everyone! All the participants, partners, sponsors, organizing team, mentors and volunteers. YOU ROCK!
20:49 The WINNER of Garage48 Open & Big Data 2016 is MARKUS!!!
CONGRATULATIONS! Great job on you intelligent age verification tool!
20:46 1ST Runner-up: Linder
20:45 2ND Runner-up: Open Tartu
The most fun team / best marketing: Beer Buddy
Best technologycal solution: Linder
Best vizualisation: DataX
Mooncascade challenge and 1000€ prize winner: Flipover
PlanetOS challenge and 1000€ prize winner: Should I Go
2nd runner up: Locata
Favourite of the audience: CODY
It took time, but the jury has decided! We will be handing out the prizes now.
But first remember - YOU ARE ALL WINNERS! You get to do new stuff, know new people and learn new technologies.
We have now heard all the wonderful 17 pitches. We are so proud of you, teams!
Jury will now go to deliberate and choose the winner.
And we are at our last, 17th pitcher! DataX - automatic data visualisation tool.
MARKUS - Intelligent Age Verification Agent.
Never forget to have fun! You're doing it right!
XIoT - marketplace for data owners and data consumers.
Beer Buddy - never drink alone again.
Birdradar - map the location of birds.
Snuggle up for Garage48 :). Woof woof.
Should I Go - weather predictor for vacation locations.
It ain't a Garage48 without energy drink.
Flipover - project performance predicting tool.
The energy is ammmaaaazing here!
F_STOP - rent photography gear from locally.
We love you for loving your job, Anna! Great to have you here!
Networkplanner.io - service which helps companies decide, where they should locate their web servers.
You rock, too, Locata! Everybody rocks today!
EXtellio - get your anwsers with a few klicks about where to do your business.
Linder - your bird sound detector.
Great to have you on board, PlanetOS! Enjoy the show!
Open Tartu team wants citizens to be included in the Tartu city decision making process. "Let's make democracy great again!"
It's a full house in here!
Welcome to the stage, LOCATA - location quality analysing platform.
TOOTLUS - pension fund performance comparison tool.
3. pitch - Hypesilo. Social media customer support platform.
Cody - let's make coding as easy as ABC.
We're off! With a random pitching order this time the first pitcher - OfficeHealth is on stage and pitching their idea and demo.
We're reaaaadyyyy!! LET'S GO
Silence before a storm? The stage is set up. We begin soon.
We are almost done with pitching drill #2, last team will take the stage. All this hard work will pay off for many as we also have Latitude59 - the #estonianmafia flagship conference taking place on 25 - 26 May 2017 - tickets for prizes. Work, work, work those final touches, guys!
You can tune in to our grand finale over a live stream.
Stream in via Postimees: http://tehnika.postimees.ee/v2/3883093/taena-ohtul-otse-garage48-open-big-data-2016-arendusnaedalavahetuse-finaal
Or our webpage: http://garage48.org/en
Favourite of the audience vote is ON! Read and see what the teams are building and choose your favourite and help them to the FAO award.
One of the prize is a spot in Ajujaht TOP 30. Work it, teams!
Pitching drill #2.
And we're off again with pitching training. Drill #2 has started.
Pitching drill #1 is DONE! Time for lunch and we start the second drilling round. Our pitching coach, Priit Salumaa is very happy with the overall presentation skills level and how far the teams have made it by now with their prototypes.
We can not not love it, when our participants are enjoying themselves! Thank you, Uzair! You're the best!
Must take care of our fabulous and talented photographer Maido Parv.
Besides getting an experience of a lifetime, amazing pool of new contacts and a crash course into start-up world, we also have many cool prizes for the best teams. The winning team will get tickets to SLUSH - the startup conference that will gather 15000 tech-heads in Helsinki Nov 30 - Dec 1 this year! This is most definitely worth all the hard work!
Teamwork continues. Half a day left, keep doing it, teams!
Great to have you here, Khawaja, seizing the opportunity!
We are in the middle of a very intense pitch drill to get the teams to best presentation and demo shape by the evening. Clock is ticking!
It's really great to see that all the 17 teams that begun their work on Friday, have been working hard, passed all checkpoints and are ready to shine today.
Hackathon survival tips from the experts - participants themselves.
Seems we have a competition who is the happiest hacker :).
Behind the scenes of team photos. Stay tuned, we'll put them up soon!
Happy birthday to Pille! You have chosen a supergreat way to spend it ;).
Pitch drill #1 is on the go.
Teams have been working throughout the night and we are up for some great demos today evening. Checkpoint #3 continues.
"Good morning! Did you sleep?" Dmytro Fishman, the checkpointer is checking the sleeping amount of the participants.
Get more insights into yesterday and teams' introductions from our blog: http://garage48.org/blog/the-17-teams-working-with-data-science-at-the-ongoing-garage48-open-big-data-2016
Goooood mooooorniiing! It's day 3 here at the Institute of Computer Science of Tartu University. Teams are up, walking, smiling and gathering for breakfast. We start with checkpoint #3 at 10am to see what the teams have been up to since yesterday's evening. For this checkpoint teams will also have to show a demo of their prototype - can't wait to see their progress!
Pitching guidelines have been shared and we move on to today's checkpoint #2 to hear about the teams' progress, problems and joys.
Photos of the 1st day are ready! Enjoy the GALLERY.
Starting with the presentation by Priit Salumaa on how to prepare for the grand finale pitching.
We love it when sisters get together. Our main organiser Karin Sepp and Triin Kask laughing it off.
We love it when old friends get together. Our mentor Indrek Seppo and Triin Kask catching up.
"So far so good! Let them work." Comments from Jaak Vilo on the teams' progress.
"Fear is ok! Fear does not mean that you are not committed." Triin Kask.
As teams continue their work, we are all getting excited to see the results.
Welcome to Garage48 OBD, Triin Kask! Triin from Greenhouse CI is right now giving a talk on how to keep your team alive after the hackathon.
"Is it a problem if some of you are blurry in the background?" by Maido Parv, Garage48 OBD photographer.
Serious pose striking is going on as teams are being photographed.
We're shooting off for teams' photo shooting. T-Shirts are ready!
First mentoring rounds have finished. Our teams of business mentors and technical mentors have visited all the teams in their working rooms and offered their expertise and help to make the prototypes as good as they can be by Sunday. Time for lunch!
It's never too soon to be a Garage48 fan :). Or a Cars fan!
This VR stuff is addictive.
Cuteness overload here at Garage48 OBD 2016. Pictured here Priit with his princess.
It's great to be in Tartu! Thank you for the support, sTARTUp HUB!
Checkpoint #1 has started. Each team representative will report about the team's current progress and what has been done since yesterday evening. Making it to the checkpoint is crucial as teams who don't show up, are eliminated from running to the win!
Bon appetit! Don't forget to grab your sticker.
Saturday, 22nd of October 2016
Good morning, Garagers! The Institute of Computer Science Of Tartu University canteen is buzzing as the teams start of the second day.
17 badass teams will be riding deep into data science world during the next 48 hours! Can't wait to see the results on Sunday.
APPROVED! Who has collected their team, will be clear in counted minutes now.
Really close to start the weekend of crazy hacking!
Enjoy your namecard, Veli! ;)
After 30 amazing idea pitches from one corner of genius to another, the ideas that will go into prototyping have been chosen! Stay tuned!
Teleport is sending good wishes and good luck for our teams!
For the hackathon Mooncascade is giving out 1 challenge that focuses on tracking the developer's work time more effectively. Here are the Mooncascade peeps ready to present their challenge.
We have heard 30 amazing ideas. Now a break and then off to forming teams!
Estonians have officially beat Latvians in craziness
Squeezing out the last ideas. If you have an idea, but lack a proper presentation, we still urge you to try!
Don't be afraid of pitching, you can only gain from it!
In 10 years data cleaning will be the sexiest job
Information about your personal life is not big data, it's small (open) data
Best of luck to our pitchers
Be loud and use our social media channels to stand out and to get noticed! #datascience #garage48
Our good friends Mooncascade and PlanetOS have some amazing challenges for our competitors as well!
Data science is like teenagers having sex - everybody is thinking and dreaming about it, but actually nobody has a clue how to do it.
We have started! Priit Salumaa is making the introduction to our event and presenting our goals
Turns out there are quite a few people here who have done naughty deeds at our venue
We are gathering
One of our mentors Mark Fishel wishes good luck to everybody! Mwahahahahaa
Meet Karin - our main organiser for the glorious Garage48 Open & Big Data 2016 Hackathon
Friday, 21st of October 2016, 15:55
The venue is being set up. We are almost ready for the participants of Garage48 OBD