Dengue hackathon: data science to predict the outbreak of the disease

Thanks to the emergence of data for good, a new type of hackathon is becoming more and more popular among data scientists. This new kind of hackathon has the particularity of tackling social issues or addressing problems which have an impact on many people (usually a country or continent).

Hackathon lovers who are interested in data for good will be pleased to know that there is a hackathon tackling the dengue fever (a mosquito-borne infection which affects half of the world’s population).

The final goal is of course to help governments, foundations and pharmaceutical companies to stop dengue from spreading around the world. To do so, data scientists and experts can use data sets of their choice and are expected to identify new insights about this infection such as meaningful correlations and predictors (source).

The dengue hackathon will take place on November 25th and 26th in Brussels, Belgium.

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