#MRDataThon - A DataThon by Munich Re
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#MRDataThon - A DataThon by Munich ReMunich, Nov 17 - 19, 2017
Data and young talent – Inaugural Datathon held at Munich Re
43 data scientists from around the world, 8 teams, 48 hours, and 1 challenge: to immerse yourself in the Munich Re data lake and assess hurricane risks in the North Atlantic. This was the first Datathon at Munich Re – an unusual kind of challenge.
The teams made use of the creative environment in the Munich Re LAB and the data lake information, and showed a huge amount of team spirit as they worked with the analysis tools and strategies to solve the task at hand. At the end of the event, the eight teams presented their solutions and analysis strategies to a panel of experts and demonstrated strong skills in handling data and addressing complex issues. The jury was impressed by how they familiarised themselves with the topics in a very short time, and made use of the data to create new tools for graphical representations and presentations.
Stay tuned for the next datathon to come.