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SAS Announces 2023 Hackathon Winners

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SAS Announces 2023 Hackathon Winners

SAS, a leader in AI and analytics, has announced the winners of the 2023 SAS Hackathon across 23 regional, industry, technology and specialty categories. These winners represent businesses, universities, governments and SAS partners around the world.

SAS produces the annual Hackathon. And this year’s Hackathon was sponsored by technology leader and SAS partner Intel.

The Hackathon brings together hundreds of curious minds for a monthlong, all-digital hack. The competition challenges teams in a host of industries to apply technology to solve real-world business and humanitarian problems.

This year, more than 1,400 people from 75 countries applied to join the Hackathon. This led to more than 100 teams representing 140 organizations. These teams included seasoned data scientists and quantitative experts, as well as business analysts, marketers, industry professionals and students.

2023 SAS Hackathon winners

More than 100 expert judges chose regional, industry, technology and specialty winners. To learn more about each winning team and view videos of their projects, visit the SAS Hacker’s Hub community and search by team name.

Regional winners

  • EMEA – EPAM & Linktera4Good [Türkiye]. When disasters like February’s horrific earthquake in Türkiye strike, governments, rescue teams and nongovernmental organizations need quick and reliable information amid the chaos. This team from EPAM and Linktera created a model that streamlines the decision-making process to allocate resources effectively and help the most vulnerable. The solution employs SAS Viya and open-source tools to generate real-time, verified information for responders, combining data from social media with verifiable satellite imagery. This creates a clearer picture of the situation on the ground, including locations of collapsed buildings and blocked roads. In a disaster, every second counts.

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