** This is an In-person event!! **
The pandemic is (mostly) behind us now, but have perceptions & mindsets of city dwellers changed forever?
Do young people see the world in the same way?
Is there any evidence that people in cities now value work-life balance?
At the Artificial Intelligence: Cloud & Edge Implementations course at the University of Oxford, last year, we worked with Open data from Transport for London & explored the behaviour of people in the pandemic
But is this a global trend?
Created in partnership with Microsoft & University of Oxford, the A tale of two cities - Exploring the future of work - A Data AI hackathon addresses the above questions
We present the findings from London open data & the hackathon will ask the same questions based on open data in New York
What will we find in this saga of two cities? Do we see a pattern with wider implications? What does it mean for the future of work?
We invite you to join us in reviewing datasets from these two cities using Data & AI tools to develop new insights & solutions that emerge from data captured before, during, & after the pandemic.
Rules: Form a team of maximum (3) individuals to take the data & process results. Choose your team prior to the event or on-site amongst attendees.
Suggested Tools: PowerBI, Python, AI builder, Synapse, CosmosDB, & Percept.
Prerequisites: We recommend that attendees are data professionals & possess skills related to the above tools. If you are not fully knowledgeable with the above tools, you are free to apply what you learn in our offered workshop content or you can use the hackathon as a learning opportunity / opportunity to work with others.
If participants do not currently have an Azure subscription, we have a limited supply (25) of Azure passes with some credit available.
Prize: The winning team (of 3), currently will get (1) free placement to the Oxford University Digital Twins course (online). Additional prizes are TBD
Day 1: July 21st 530PM - 8PM : Introduction to the problem, London data comparison, details for the hack shared to group.
Day 2: July 22nd 9AM - 5PM : Hackathon / Informative Presentations
9:00 AM : KickOff presentation with introduction to additional Data & AI tools - Paul DeCarlo & Ruth Yakubu
10:00 AM : NoSQL 101 & Intro to Cosmos DB - Jay Gordon
10:30 AM : Introduction to Azure Percept - Amira Youssef
Office hours - work on Hackathon/Ask questions of available experts
Day 3: July 23rd 9AM - 1PM : Present Hackathon findings & solutions; choose winner
We hope to share insights from this work, widely building on our experience at the University Of Oxford.