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Volkswagen is collaborating with IDEO and the MIT Media Lab to bring you the DATA DRIVEN HACKATHON. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds from IDEO, Volkswagen and MIT to create unique and innovative data-centric solutions for the automotive industry! We have space for up to 35 participants. Please register below.

Schedule (Jan 14-16, 2014)

Jan 14th
5:45pm
  Kickoff.
6:45pm - Midnight
  Brainstorm and team formation.
Jan 15th
9:00am - Midnight
  Hackathon go!
Jan 16th
9:00am - 11:00am
  Presentation preparation.
11:00am - 12:00am
  Presentations.
12:45am
  Winner announced.

Location (Cambrdige, MA)

MIT Media Lab - 6th Floor
75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA
Kendall/MIT Station T Red Line
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Prizes

$5000 cash reward for the winning team.
Gift bag for all participants.
Winning team will be selected by a panel of judges from IDEO, MIT and the Volkswagen group.
Specifics on the criteria for winning will be announced at a later time. Please check back.
Driving Tomorrow. We challenge you to get creative with data. Showcase the power that data has to tell stories, reveal hidden trends, affect habits, create services, bring people together, or even, cause disruption. Below are three sources of data that can enable you to create exciting data-centric solutions for this challenge. We also threw in an RS7 for the hardware geeks who want to get futuristic with data and imagine the enhanced user experience it can create.

I _ OBD DATA

Derive a meaningful and useful application for the On Board Diagnostic (OBD) data set collected from thirty vehicles over the last thirty days.

II _ SALES & MARKETING DATA

Mine this collection of big data to reveal opportunities in prediction, correlation, or data visualization.

III _ FREE DATA

Utilize the wealth of open and social media data to create products or services that push the edge of the VW/Audi customer experience.

IV _ AUDI RS7

Step inside of Audi’s premiere sports sedan, think beyond the conventions of today, and imagine an improved data focused user experience for future vehicles.
 __WINNERS__ 
 AutoEmotive by MIT students Daniel McDuff, Javier Hernandez, Xavier Palos, Judith Fernandez 
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