OxfordHack 2017

373 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

Winners are announced.

starts on:
Nov 25, 2017, 03:00 AM
ends on:
Nov 26, 2017, 07:45 AM



Join us from November 25th to November 26th at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford for the third edition of OxfordHack. This year, at the oldest university in the English-speaking world, hackers from around the world will be pushing the boundaries of technology to new limits.

Last year, we brought together over 300 coders from 53 universities, to create everything from a robot that fights unhappy people, to online whiteboards with LaTeX support.

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Special Prizes
Microsoft: Cognitive Services

The Microsoft challenge will focus on the Cognitive Services API http://aka.ms/cognitive. We will be looking for innovative applications of this technology. The focus being on the Vision API sets of cognitive services: AI, Data and pervasive technology which are driving the future. The team solutions will need to be built using Microsoft Cognitive Services. Cognitive Services are a free, easy-to-use, open-source SDK and services. They can even export models to run offline, starting with export to the CoreML format for iOS 11.

Prizes: 1st prize will be the newly released Xbox One X for each of the team members (maximum 5 per team) and a guest blog at http://aka.ms/faculty on their winning solution.

Elsevier: Empowering Knowledge

Echo Dots for the winning team

TPP: Visualisations

Designing new visualisations for electronic medical record data, specifically for use by people on their smartphones. This includes smart graphical visualisations of numeric clinical test data, for example, which can also alert people directly on their phones if their test values are out of a safe range or are triggering an alert, based on warning algorithms. Getting people to engage in their own healthcare and using smartphones to help do this intelligently is a major focus for global health.

We have approximately 1,000 sample records available for this challenge, all with realistic data for fictitious patients. These records are in the latest international standard specification for medical record data and there are existing libraries to help people get started. We'll also provide the information about evidence-based alerts and algorithms etc.

Prize will be one good drone for the winning team.

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