(Source : NATO Allied Command Transformation Public Affairs) –  Starting next week, from the 25th to the 28th of February 2019, the newest edition of the TIDE Hackathon will take place in Warsaw, Poland.

The TIDE Hackathon is part of a series of events (the Interoperability Continuum) which seeks to further develop cooperation and collaboration in NATO and amongst its members by improving the way that people, processes and technologies are connected to, and interact with each other (also known as interoperability). The TIDE Hackathon helps us to explore and experiment to continuously improve on interoperability through the application of Data Science. Sixteen teams from academia, industry and the military from across the Alliance will be competing with, and against, each other to come up with the best solution to each of the problems posed, by means of coding, modelling or by data visualisation.

This year’s edition of the TIDE Hackathon takes place to tackle the Data Science issues which have been identified during the previous TIDE Sprint, which was held last fall, in Norfolk, Virginia (USA). From these issues three different challenges have been developed, and to help put these issues into context, we focus on humanitarian de-mining activities (as a part of NATO’s Protection of Civilians efforts) and the assessment of large amounts of information collected from Exercise Trident Juncture 18 (the largest NATO exercise since the cold war). The three challenges that the participants will be facing are as follows:

The Coding challenge: The teams will compete to develop a solution to answer the question: “Where can I apply my limited resources to support humanitarian demining activities in Iraq”. They will be provided with large amounts of data to answer this question, and figure out where these activities should be prioritised, and with whom the military should collaborate to achieve a final answer to the question. The teams have to take into account that different organisations use different materials for de-mining and execute the de-mining in different ways, which will help us make use of Data Science to identify and prioritise different environmental aspects involved in future NATO operations. (…)


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