BattleBorn: Hackathon

1st Prize:    $10,000 cash + $3000 in AWS Credits
2nd Prize:    $5,000 cash + $2000 in AWS Credits
Young Innovator Award:    $2,500 + present on stage at MEI2018, September 6-8 + $1000 in AWS Credits
BattleBorn Prize:    $2,500

1 x Internship at Barrick: 10-week internship in Barrick's Digital Transformation Team
Located at CodeMine 2.0. Eligible for any American participating in the hackathon.

The BattleBorn hackathon is a 54 hour, weekend-long open innovation event featuring real data and challenges direct from Barrick's mining operations. Participants will be presented with four challenges and tasked with the opportunity of identifying inefficiencies and developing technical solutions to a selected challenge. In teams, participants will brainstorm solutions and develop an MVP over the course of the weekend, then pitch that solution to a distinguished judging panel of venture capitalists, technologists and industry leaders. Mentors from Barrick, Cisco, AWS and Unearthed will support you all weekend.

Who should participate?
Software developers, data scientists, engineers, software designers, entrepreneurs and any other creative professionals or students!

But I don't know the mining industry, will that hinder me?
Absolutely not. We will bring you up to speed before the hackathon by educating you on the industry at the boot camp events, and release the challenges well in advance of the event so you are prepared.

Do I own the IP I generate at the event, or does Barrick and its partners?
Yes, you own 100% of the intellectual property you and your team create or develop at the hackathon. Barrick owns the data which will be distributed on the opening night of the hackathon.

Challenges

Challenge 1 - Watt's it to you?
Track power consumption, distribution, and loss to identify areas where power usage can be reduced.

Challenge 2 - Time's Running out!
Provide real-time information on commodity use to Barrick and their vendors to ensure critical reagents are on site when they're needed to stop productivity losses.

Challenge 3 - Gather Risk
Develop a tool to continuously assess how social, political and economic events affect Barrick's current and potential operations.

Challenge 4 - Identify Me!
Can you locate and identify malfunctioning equipment within a mine site

Speakers & Judges

  Michael Brown - Keynote Speaker  President Barrick USA

Michael Brown - Keynote Speaker
President
Barrick USA

  Michelle Ash - Judge & Keynote Speaker  Chief Innovation Officer Barrick

Michelle Ash - Judge & Keynote Speaker
Chief Innovation Officer
Barrick

  Missy Young - Keynote Speaker  Chief Information Officer Switch

Missy Young - Keynote Speaker
Chief Information Officer
Switch

  Paul Anderson - Keynote Speaker  Director Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development

Paul Anderson - Keynote Speaker
Director
Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development

  Daniel Fischer - Judge  Manager, Cisco Investments & Corporate Development

Daniel Fischer - Judge
Manager,
Cisco Investments & Corporate Development

  Jeff Jensen - Judge  Chief Technology Officer Arundo Analytics

Jeff Jensen - Judge
Chief Technology Officer
Arundo Analytics

  Aleksey Matyushev - Judge  CEO & Founder, Natilus

Aleksey Matyushev - Judge
CEO & Founder,
Natilus

  Heath Morrison - Judge  Ventures Principal BP Ventures

Heath Morrison - Judge
Ventures Principal
BP Ventures

Details

Date: March 9th-11th
Format: 54 hour hackathon

Rob Roy's Innevation Center, powered by Switch

6795 S Edmond Street, 3rd Floor
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89118
United States

 

Mentors

Barrick:

  • Chris Halsema
  • Chih-Ting Lo
  • Kathleen Avery
  • Jody Micheletti
  • Ashley Theurer
  • Simon Thompson
  • David Yazzie
  • Jim Davids
  • Jenny Potts

Cisco & Amazon Web Services Experts:

  • Tessa Mero, Developer Evangelist, Cisco DevNet
  • Carl Spitzer, AWS
  • Radhika Chandra, AWS
  • David Jirku, AWS
  • Nodir Fayzullaev, AWS
  • Sam Hays, AWS