State Department's Clean Energy Data Science Challenge Hackathon

Apr 1, 2017 · San Francisco, United States of America

Using Data Science to Expand Access to Clean Energy Around the World

Presented by The U.S. Department of State and Booz Allen Hamilton

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The Problem:

More than a billion people globally lack access to electricity and another billion lack access to reliable electricity, greatly impacting education, health, social and economic development. A major barrier to investment in this space is a lack of visibility into many countries’ renewable energy potential.

The Challenge:

Your challenge is to end new ways to map this potential. Can you leverage multiple data sources to do, in two days, what could otherwise take many months (and millions of dollars) with traditional methods?

Creating actionable insights through algorithms, programs, and applications could be a game-changer for entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers around the world and help to improve the lives of millions of people.

Who Should Attend

Open to All—Are you up to the challenge?

To form diverse teams at the event, we’re looking for data scientists, developers, coders, and engineers, as well as experts in energy, global development, international policy and governance, business development, emerging markets, nance, and other fields relevant to this challenge.


Friday, 3/31, 6:00pm-9:00pm: Welcome & talks about the problem and challenges

Saturday, 4/1: 9:00am-6:00pm: Hackathon kickoff and working

Sunday, 4/2: 9:00am-~3:00pm: Hacking, judging, distribution of prizes

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