POLYU x RADICA Big Datathon


Big Datathon, an annual hackathon event for Hong Kong data talents, has come to the second year! We are pleased to announce that RADICA x POLYU Big Datathon was successfully completed on 27th May. This year’s data completion attracted over 200 data talents from top universities and startups. After 24-hour intense competition, 10 teams made into finalist. Team three, five young professionals with business and IT background won the UBS Champion Award, while graduates from HKU and PolyU won Radica and PolyU Champion Award.


RADICA with Big Datathon

As a Hong Kong leading big data solution provider, RADICA has been devoted to foster and develop data talents for years. By establishing Data Valley, we have hosted more than 50 competitions and workshops. In this year’s Big Datathon, we were very honored to have UBS, Microsoft, HKSPT and Wantedly as sponsors. By using fresh data and advanced tools, participants could practice their technical skills and solve data problems or pain points happening in the real business world. On the other hand, corporates can kick-start their big data projects and access potential talents.

Prepare Early and Unlock Chinese Consumer’ Demand

China has more Internet users than any other countries. Just by going about their daily lives, the country’s nearly 1.4bn people generate more data than all most all other countries combined. Many early technology adopters attempt to utilize these data and to make themselves leaders in China market. UBS is a global firm providing financial services in over 50 countries, of which its China business has great potential to be explored. UBS’s Big Datathon Challenge was to explore netizens’ interests among different cities in China. “We not only expect students to show their data mining and analysis skills, but also value the business insight drawn from those data and the implementation of the data project.” said by David Ong, the executive director of UBS. 

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Competition Track and Next Big Datathon

The next Big Datathon 2019 will be co-organized with HKU. If you have business data problems to be solved, or look for a stage to shine your data and business skills, this will be your ideal opportunity!

Come and join us in year 2019!


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