Qminers Quant Hackathon 2020

We invite you to the virtual Qminers Quant Hackathon 2020 that will take place on November 28. The competition is jointly organized by the IDA research group and our industry partner Qminers. Hackathon is open to all university students who have a technical background and dare to face difficult programming challenges. The goal of the challenge is to use machine learning in algorithmic trading and thus beat the sports bookmaker. The winners will share CZK 100,000.

The online hackathon takes place in two phases:
• November 1–27: Testing round
• November 28: Final round+ announcement of winners

During the hackathon, competitors will become a professional sports bookmaker in order to win as much money as possible. For a month, you will get real data of football results, apply machine learning methods and choose a suitable betting strategy against a virtual bookmaker. The top 20 teams will finally compete at the hackathon finals on November 28, 2020. Those who get the most money from betting using predictive modeling will also receive a real financial reward of CZK 60,000, CZK 30,000 and CZK 10,000 from the hackathon.

Team registration takes place until October 31 at https://qqh.fel.cvut.cz/.