June 14, 2018
Calling all techies! Build the most sophisticated analytics platform in three hours and win Amazon vouchers (£300, £200 and £100)! Free beer and pizza for everyone!
This is your chance to show us how you can pick up and build with the latest data technology. Join us for a laid-back event at WeWork Paddington, in which you can learn, build and show off your skills.
There's no better way to learn than hands-on trial and error. This event gives you the chance to try out two complementary technologies that enable your data team to lead the digital transformation at your company.
- Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud, delivering the performance, concurrency and simplicity needed to store and analyse all data available to an organization in one location. Snowflake’s technology combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, the elasticity of the cloud, and live data sharing.
- WhereScape is an ELT tool and data development environment that automatically generates perfect code to match actions you commit in its drag-and-drop GUI. It sits on top of your existing data ecosystem, orchestrating its components to create an agile data warehouse that just works, at a fraction of the time it would take with hand coding.
Who Should Attend?
This event is your opportunity to show how quickly you can pick up new tools and concepts, and build the best data warehouse to win the prize. It is for anyone keen to learn about cloud computing and automation at the same event.
Suggested job titles: data warehouse developers, solutions architects, enterprise data warehouse architects, BI team lead, data warehouse team lead, CTO, CIO
This hackathon is for teams of two, sharing one laptop. Either come with a partner or get paired up on the evening. Laptops and basic training are provided, so just bring an open mind.
The event will begin at 3pm with a brief introduction of how Snowflake and WhereScape work together. Each team of two will be provided with a laptop, with full access to WhereScape and Snowflake technologies and quick start guide (if you do not have a partner we can pair you up at the venue).
Guided Test Drive
The first half of the event will be a hands-on guided ‘Test Drive’ of how to use WhereScape and Snowflake. You take the place of a data team in a demanding, fast-paced digital business which demands you use automation to deliver data structures in the cloud, saving as much time and resources as possible. A series of requirements will be given, concerning hypothetical 'real-world' scenarios that will keep changing, testing your ability to adapt quickly.
There will be a 30-minute break at 5pm with free pizza and beer!
Get Hands-On and WIN
In the second half of session, you will be given access to Snowflake and WhereScape, and given the chance to show what you can build with your new skills. Your team must design and build the best data platform you can, according to predefined requirements, with the best performers winning Amazon vouchers which will be awarded according to the completion of various parameters set out at the start of the evening, and judged by our expert techies.
The top three prize winners will receive Amazon voucher worth £300, £200 and £100, which various smaller prizes given out on the night.
The competition ends at 7pm, with more drinks and food served afterwards.
Please complete the form below to register for the event